This week’s selection is a Bordeaux produced by Chateau Olivier. It’s a 2000, retailing for $36. Rated in the high 80s on the wine scale.
- color: soft red to red-plum
- scent: berries
- flavors: cherry foremost, then grassy, woody, oaky
- light but slightly acidic
- medium body
“A sexy, lush effort, this deep ruby/purple-colored, medium-bodied 2000 exhibits plenty of grapy, black currant fruit, smoke, tobacco, and spice box aromas. Rich, with excellent purity as well as low acidity and ripe tannin in the finish, it will drink well upon release and over the following decade. It is the finest Olivier in more than 25 years.”
-Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate