2016 Chateau Olivier

Year: 2016
Appellation: Pessac-Leognan
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 90-93
Wine Advocate: 90
Vinous Media: 88-91
James Suckling: 91-92
Jeb Dunnuck: 87
Wine Enthusiast: 94-96
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.0%
Price :

"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. Score range: 90-93 -JM " (WS)

"The deep garnet-purple colored 2016 Olivier features Black Forest cake, kirsch, dried herbs and warm cassis with hints of garrigue, tapenade, forest floor and truffles. Medium-bodied with an elegantly styled palate, it has a solid foundation of ripe, grainy tannins and great freshness lifting the long earthy finish." (WA)

"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." (VM)

"Tight and chewy young red with plum and berry character plus hints of tobacco. Medium body and a solid core of fruit and tannins." (JS)

"The 2016 Château Olivier doesn’t match the quality of the white, but it does offer attractive herbal, earth notes, plenty of red and black fruits, and medium-bodied richness and depth. With a firm, focused style and bright acidity, drink it over the coming 10-12 years." (JD)

"94–96. Barrel Sample. 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." (WE)