Château Le Dauphin d’Olivier 2016

€108,00

Size | 1/2 CASE (6 BOTTLES @ 18.00€ PER BOTTLE)

Quantity

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  • Product Description

      Appellation | Pessac Léognan

      Grape | 70% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon

      Ageing | 35% new barrels for 12 months

      Tasting notes | Well balanced wine being fruity and aromatic. Long taste on the palate with elegant spices

      Paring | Mushroom risotto, barbecued meat, duck dishes

      Drinking | Drinking now - 2025

      Critic notes/awards | James Suckling 91/100. Parker 89/100

       

      Available in case of 6 or 12 (not available for individual sale).

       

      The Château

      Château Olivier is in contention for one of the oldest properties in Bordeaux. Bordeaux wine historians believe the estate dates back as far as the 11th century. Some ancient remnants of the original buildings can be seen close to the east pavilion on the lower portions of the property.
      Those ancient beginnings are how Château Olivier is actually one of the few castles in the Bordeaux region. There is even a moat and drawbridge as well. Chateau Olivier is worth the trip to see.
      The next era for Château Olivier came into being like many of the top Bordeaux chateaux, through marriage and a dowry. In 1663, Pierre Penel, the Baron of La Brede married Marie de Lasserre. She was the daughter of the lord of Olivier. Her dowry was the vineyard that we know of today as Château Olivier.
      In 1882, there was a catastrophic fire and Château Olivier needed to be rebuilt. The new owners chose a Troubadour style, which was unique for not only Graves, but in Bordeaux as well. In 1867, Chateau Olivier was purchased by the mayor of Bordeaux, Alexandre de Bethmann. The de Bethmann family, which has their ancestral roots in Germany, own a very large banking operation, Bethmann Bank.
      Château Olivier was not the families first foray into owning a Bordeaux vineyard, at one point in time, they also owned Chateau Gruaud Larose in St. Julien. Château Olivier continues to remain the hands of the de Bethmann family today.
      Almost a century later, Château Olivier was officially listed as one of Gironde’s Sites Pittoresques and became a protected structure. In 1953, the chateau, its outbuildings, moat and fountains, were all classified as historic monuments.
      For a period of time, the negociant firm of Eschenhauer managed the wine making and sales, under a lease agreement which was terminated in 1981. Jean-Jacques de Bethmann managed Château Olivier until July, 2012, when he passes away. He was ably succeeded by his son, American born and educated, Alexandre de Bethmann, who has overseen a noticeable increase in quality, especially in their white wines

      Current owner: Bathmann Family
      Soils: Clay-limestone et gravel sois with an exceptional variety of quartz

       

  • Shipping & Delivery Information
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      Subscription Deliveries

      Oui Cellar 3 monthly subscription cases aims to be delivered by the 25th of the quarterly month (March, June, September and December). 

      Oui Cellar 6 monthly subscription cases aims to be delivered by the 25th of the quarterly month closest to your sign up date and every 6 months thereafter. 

       

       

      Online Store Deliveries

      Cases from the online store will be shipped as soon as you make your purchase, no matter what date or time of year. 

       

       

      Where do we ship?

      We are currently shipping to France, UK, EU, and the USA. 

      If you have a query about shipping to your country please contact us info@ouicellar.com

      Our Southern Hemisphere friends, sit tight! We currently working through the getting the best shipping and tax rates so we can ship to you in 2022. Stay tuned *and thirsty. 

       

       

      Shipping & Taxes

      Oui Cellar partners with a specialist wine shipping company to ensure your premium wines are transported and delivered in perfect condition. Insurance is included in the costs, in the very unlikely scenario that something goes wrong in the process, you are 100% covered.

      Shipping rates & taxes vary according to Country in accordance with local tax & governance. Relevant charges are applied at checkout. As a guide, costs for France, UK and USA below:

       

      FRANCE

      UK

      USA

      BRONZE

      € 28.85

      € 65.00

      € 90.28

      SILVER

      € 31.85

      € 65.00

      € 59.95

      GOLD

      FREE

      € 40.00

      € 50.00

       

       

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