Chateau Olivier Rouge 2001 (RV) Pessac-Leognan
Blend : 45% Carbernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc
The red wines of this vintage have breed and elegance. The Cabernet Sauvignon combines red berry fruit and spices while the Merlot shows silky black cherry and blackberry fruit notes with a suggestion of roasted coffee beans coming through. After a clean, lively attack, the palate develops concentration, and the finish, which continues in the same aromatic vein as the rest, displays ripe, fine-grained tannins.