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2016 Chateau Olivier

Pessac Leognan, Bordeaux, FRANCE
$69. 99
$839.88 Dozen
Closure: Cork

Other Reviews....
They 2016 Chateau Olivier has a well-defined bouquet with blackberry, black olive and a touch of undergrowth, quite nuanced at first but unfurling with confidence within a couple minutes of aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannin, a pleasant salinity and fine structure, a touch of edginess here and a dash of spice towards that finish, which maybe just cuts away a little sooner than expected. That said, up until then, everything bodes well for a strong follow up to the 2015 Chateau Olivier.
91-93 points
Neal Martin eRobertParker.com #230 (Apr 2017)

Lively, with lightly mulled plum and cherry notes, backed by licorice root and roasted apple wood details. Fleshy, but lively throughout. Just a touch extracted in feel through the finish.-J.M.
90-93 points
Wine Spectator

Tight and chewy young red with plum and berry character plus hints of tobacco. Medium body and a solid core of fruit and tannins.
91-92 points
James Suckling

This estate is showing a further impressive leap in quality in this vintage. It is solid, dense with great concentrated blackberry fruits and superb acidity. Expect this wine to last many decades.
94-96 points
Wine Enthusiast

The 2016 Olivier is plump, juicy and delicious. Succulent black cherry, licorice, tobacco, smoke and new leather are all nicely pushed forward. The 2016 is not super-complex, but it offers lovely depth and creaminess in a soft, open-knit style that should drink well early.
88-91 points