Ch Batailley is reliably good and this vintage is no exception.
Fresh blackcurrants on the nose and fine raspberry and blackberry fruit on the palate with an earthy minerality. Dense fruit, ripe tanins and a wonderfuly finish.
The Chateau is the highest point in the Entre deux Mers and has been a landmark in the region since the XVI century !
The wine is 100% Merlot which is made with very much XXI st century way and is aged for 15 months.
The wine is a brilliant garnet colour with delicate aromas of black fruits. Mouth filling and satisfying with a nice long finish.
A blend of 56.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 0.5% Carmenere.
Very delicate, subtle fruit-driven nose with attractive floral notes- smooth and full flavoured with a powerful finish- the finish is long
A very complex wine from the Perrin family, the 2012 Carbonnieux has dense ruby/purple color, notes of grilled meats, blackcurrants, sweet cherries, graphite and spice. It is medium to full-bodied, elegant, very pure with supple tannins. This can be drunk in a few years, but promises to age impressively for 12-20 years. Apr 2015, www.robertparker.com
A blend of 45% Merlot, 21% cabernet Franc, 19% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Malbec.
A good color with lots of fruit and spice on the nose, Ripe and fresh on the palate with nice full flavour and smooth finish
A blend of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot 7% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. Red and
The 2012 Kirwan is dense ruby/purple and exhibits notes of cassis, licorice and a touch of toasty oak, followed by a medium to full-bodied, concentrated, tightly knit, but very promising Margaux. Concentrated, long and rich, this wine is still playing it close to the vest. It should be at its best in another 5-7 years and last at least two decades.
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (218), April 2015
A Cru Bourgeois which regularly produces to the quality standards of the more exalted Cru Classe of the Medoc ! A bargain
The Chateau is located south of Gruaud Larose in the commune of Cussac-Fort Medoc.
The 2016 Chateau Olivier has a well-defined bouquet with blackberry, black olive and a touch of undergrowth, quite nuanced at first but unfurling with confidence within a couple minutes of aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannin, a pleasant salinity and fine structure, a touch of edginess here and a dash of spice towards that finish, which maybe just cuts away a little sooner than expected. That said, up until then, everything bodes well for a strong follow up to the 2015 Chateau Olivier. Apr 2017, www.robertparker.com, Drink: 2022-2045
Score: 91-93/100 Neal Martin
60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, . ruby/purple color, sweet blueberry and blackcurrant fruit, background earth and spice, with moderate, velvety tannins. This medium-bodied wine has good fruit, ripeness and a rather classic mouthfeel
Black fruits and toast aromas. Big and tannic, medium purple in colour with an expressive, youthful nose of liquorice, roasted coffee, ripe plums and slight chocolate . A wine with elegant and smooth drive. Well-layered and complex with flavours being very well integrated.
95 points wine advocate, 94 points Neal Martin taster in 2016
Coming from the same stable as Leoville las Cases in St Julien, the wine is firmly structured with firm tannins and dark fruit. Rich plum flavours are counterbalanced by solid tanins.