2017 Ch Olivier Blanc Grand Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan

Colour
White
Producer
Château Olivier
Region
Pessac-Léognan, White Bordeaux
Grape
Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon
Drinking
2020-2030
Case Size
6x75cl
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2017 Ch Olivier Blanc Grand Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan
Colour
White
Producer
Château Olivier
Region
Pessac-Léognan, White Bordeaux
Grape
Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon
Drinking
2020-2030
Case Size
6x75cl
Available Later

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Case price

£130.00 (Ex. VAT)

Qty
(5 in stock)

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Tasting Notes

Goedhuis, April 2018, Score: 91-93

This great value white stood out amongst its peers at the UGC tasting for its zesty, citrus aromas. Lemon pith and grapefruit flavours combine with the light spice of oak on the palate, and the wine has an excellent drive and lively, balanced finish.

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Region

Pessac-Léognan, White Bordeaux

Stretching from the rather unglamorous southern suburbs of Bordeaux, for 50 km along the left bank of the river Garonne, lies Graves. Named for its gravelly soil, a relic of Ice Age glaciers, this is the birthplace of claret, despatched from the Middle Ages onwards from the nearby quayside to England in vast quantities. It can feel as though Bordeaux is just about red wines, but some sensational white wines are produced in this area from a blend of sauvignon blanc, Semillon and, occasionally, muscadelle grapes, often fermented and aged in barrel. In particular, Domaine de Chevalier is renowned for its superbly complex whites, which continue to develop in bottle over decades. A premium appellation, Pessac-Leognan, was created in 1987 for the most prestigious terroirs within Graves. These are soils with exceptional drainage, made up of gravel terraces built up in layers over many millennia, and consequently thrive in mediocre vintages but are less likely to perform well in hotter years. These wines were appraised and graded in their own classification system in 1953 and updated in 1959, but, like the 1855 classification system, this should be regarded with caution and the wines must absolutely be assessed on their own current merits.

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