Château Olivier – 2012 – Pessac Léognan Grand Cru Classé de Graves

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The colour is still quite youthful, with a slight green hue. Colour intensity is approaching golden, light golden. Gently roasted on the nose. Some new oak. Plenty of yellow fruit. There is an herbal spiciness. Plenty of lemon zest, with some honey, cut grass. Very intense and layered. Good grip on the taste. Very fresh acidity. There is also a good deal of extract here, like lemon zest, lime. Very lingering on the finish. Fine integration of oak. Very juicy and attractive today. Quite bold and generous at the same time. It is restrained by that firm acidity. Truly fine example. Good drinkability now, but with the potential for another six, seven, eight years.

Tasted by the Best Sommelier of the World, Andreas Larsson.