Olsen Wines
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OLSEN WINES
RMB 252 Osmington Rd
MARGARET RIVER 6285
Tel: +61 8 9757 4536
Fax: +61 8 9757 4114
email: olsen[at]olsen.com.au

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Our Wines

Olsen Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

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The rose is blend of ripe blackberry and cassis fruits with vanillan oak overtones.  The rich and robust palate of blackberry with firm tannin structure is in harmony with the balanced acid giving a great persistence to the palate weight.  Maturation was in both new and used French oak for 15 months.  This Cabernet will cellar well for five to ten years.

Winemakers comments:
The 2005 vintage in Margaret River was shaping up to be the ‘vintage of all vintages’ until scattered rain fell though parts of the region.  At Olsen’s the viticulture team had the foresight to instigate substantial crop thinning thus enabling the grapes to achieve full ripeness prior to harvest.


Olsen Merlot 2005

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Elegance and flavour is the platform for this refined and layered Merlot.  The silky ripe tannins and excellent oak integration on the palate results in an elegant wine with finesse.

Winemakers comments:
This Merlot has deep and rich Satsuma plum colours and aromas of cedar and cassis.  The balance and complexity of the wine was contributed by the 12 months maturation in new and used French and American oak barrels.


Olsen Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2007

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The 2007 vintage in Margaret River was a sensational follow on from the challenging 2006 vintage.  The great weather conditions ensured that the Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc could reach full ripeness and flavour while maintaining crisp acidity. The Semillon was picked just as the first rains started while the Sauvignon Blanc was hand picked from cane pruned vines under perfect conditions.

Winemakers comments:
Balance and freshness is paramount in this Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, reflected in the mix of lime, grapefruit and Chinese gooseberry aromas and the palate of tightly woven acidity, citrus and exotic tropical fruits.  


Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
"Charlotte's Dance"

Wine Analysis:
Alcohol: 14.2% vol
pH: 3.6
Total acidity: 5.85 g.lt

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The rich aromas and flavours of this wine include blackcurrant, violets and mint, typical of the Osmington area of Margaret River. French oak was used exclusively to produce a long, lingering palate with soft but distinctive tannins. This Cabernet will cellar very well for five to ten years.

Winemakers comments:
A good Margaret River summer saw the Cabernet achieve full sugar ripeness with a combined physiological tannin ripeness that has seen a standout vintage this year at Olsen. We hand picked the fruit and then hand de stemmed each bunch, discarding any unripe or hard fruit.

Fermentation in open fermenters, with gentle hand plunging of the cap allowed us to control the ferment and ensure optimum contact and aeration between juice and skins. Twenty four months in French oak before bottling provided an excellent balance and complexity to the wine.


"A wine with finesse, showing a delightfully lifted nose of chocolate mints and caramel chews and wonderful up-front fruit on the palate, with plenty of oaky length".

BRONZE MEDAL 2006 Australian Boutique Wine Show


Shiraz 2003

Wine Analysis:
Alcohol: 14.5% vol
pH: 3.57
Total acidity: 5.9 g.lt

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This wine has a mint, vanilla and cracked pepper bouquet with a hint of dark plum that shines through the spicy palate. The fine American and French oak tannins give the wine a great finish. This Shiraz will cellar well for three to five years.

Winemakers comments:
Crushed and fermented in stainless steel fermenters with regular pumping over to extract maximum flavour, colour and tannin. The wine was then aged in French and American oak for 15 months. Special care is taken not to over oak the wine and to maintain fruit integrity.

 


Cabernet Merlot 2004

Wine Analysis:
Alcohol: 13.9% vol
pH: 3.57
Total acidity: 5.7 g.lt

This wine has confectionary overtones with a raspberry fruit and butterscotch bouquet. The intense flavours are enhanced with cherry and dark plum. The fine French and American oak flavours give this wine spectacular tannins. This Cabernet Merlot will cellar well for three to six years.

Winemakers comments:
Low yields achieved by aggressive pruning and pre harvest bunch thinning. Hand picked to minimize fruit damage. The fruit was then crushed and fermented in stainless steel fermenters with regular pumping over to extract maximum flavour, colour and tannin. The wine was then aged in French and American oak for 15 months.


"An interesting, complex wine. Ripe blackberry and dusty oak on the nose, with intense earthy/plummy/oaky flavours"

SILVER MEDAL 2006 Australian Boutique Wine Show


Verdelho 2004

Wine Analysis:
Alcohol: 13.9% vol
pH: 3.57
Total acidity: 5.7 g.lt

This refreshing wine has a tropical fruit bouquet, with flavours of rockmelon, honeydew melon and citrus. The long palate has a crisp, clean finish, a wine to be savoured at any time.

Winemakers comments:
This Verdelho is only made in the best years where the grapes are at a premium standard. Hand picked with only free run juice used, a controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks takes place to produce this wine. Bottled early to maximise freshness.

 


Semillon
Sauvignon Blanc 2006

Wine Analysis:
Alcohol: 12.7% vol
pH: 3.51
Total acidity: 6.4 g.lt

The bouquet of this wine is wonderful with ripe Pink Grapefruit,Kiwi Fruit and Honeydew Melon aromas. It is a medium bodied wine with Citrus, Lime and typical Margaret River Grassy characters..

 

 

 

 


 
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