My last glass?

I am about to go on a month's health and fitness plan which virtually rules out alcohol (apart from the occasional taste). At lunch with Brown Shipley Private Bank in Manchester I was very grateful to be given a choice of wines to accompany a plate of monk fish. I don't drink much dry white Bordeaux so I chose a white Graves from a hot vintage:

Chateau Olivier, Pessac-Leognan, 2003 ***

Youthful straw colour; very fresh and airy with lemon, lime and lanolin (Semillon doninating - 65% / 33% Sauvingon, 5% Muscadelle); lovely lime and grapfruit flavours with savoury oak, very crisp despite the hot vintage, quite full. perfect for a Manchester summer business lunch .  16 


19 - 20 An outstanding wine (*****)

17 – 18 An excellent wine in its class, highly recommended (****)

15 - 16 A good wine, with much to recommend it (***)

13 - 14 An enjoyable but simple, straightforward wine (**)

10 – 12 A very ordinary wine without faults but with no great merit (*)

8 - 10 Disagreeable (no stars)

Below 8 Faulty