Château-Olivier Pessac Léognan Blanc 2018
|Region||France, Bordeaux, Pessac-Leognan|
This beautifully textured wine is already balanced but has a fine future. The cool, crisp texture contrasts with ripe fruitiness and spice from wood aging. Drink this wine from 2023.
Features an atypical bitter orange edge that melds nicely with the core of lemon curd, gooseberry and nectarine notes. Flashes of verbena and orange blossom check in, leading to a long singed almond thread on the finish. Distinctive. Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon. Drink now through 2025.
With a fair bit of swirling, Olivier's 2018 Blanc leaps from the glass with energetic notes of fresh grapefruit, ripe pears and pineapple, plus hints of lime blossoms and dill seed with a waft of wet pebbles. The medium-bodied palate is elegantly styled with intense citrus and tropical fruit flavors, marked by a racy backbone, finishing refreshingly steely.
The 2018 Château Olivier Blanc is a juicy, elegant white offering plenty of tart pineapple, lemon, and honeyed grapefruit notes in a medium-bodied, bright, racy package. It's nicely balanced, has good purity, and is well worth following over the coming 3-5 years or more.
The 2018 Olivier Blanc is a very pretty and expressive wine. Time has softened some of the contours and added an element of creaminess that is quite attractive. Pear, baked apple, apricot, mint, dried flowers and chamomile are all nicely woven together.