Opus One

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SKU
OPUS-ONEE-2017
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Product Name Qty
OPUS-ONEE-2017-6-750-DP
6 x 750ml
£1,661.40
Delivery Spring 2021
"A brilliant Opus." Jane Anson, Decanter
  •   California, United States
  •   Hearty Red
  •   Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot
  •   2017

Arguably the most famous of all California’s great wines, under Michael Silacci, winemaker since 2000, Opus One is going from strength to strength and fulfilling the dream of the original collaboration between the Mondavi and Rothschild families to make one of the greatest wines in the world.

"A fist of late summer cherries, raspberry and bilberry fruits set out their stall, all with the juicy character that confirms, even in a hot vintage like 2017, Opus can deliver balance and sculpted elegance. Beautiful grip, creamy texture with a strikingly powerful tannic frame. As the wine stays in the glass the floral aromatics begin to bloom up. A brilliant Opus. 20 days maceration - around half what it would have been a decade ago. 54% native yeast, as part of their native yeast project. 5% Merlot and 1% Malbec complete the blend. Harvest spread out over 5th September to 8th October, just before the fires, by which time they had less than 10% of the fruit still out on the vines. 3.7pH." 96 pts, Decanter

"Opus One had picked 91% of their fruit before the fires started in 2017, and only two lots were eliminated from consideration. The 2017 Opus One, bottled in July 2019, is a blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8.5% Petit Verdot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 4.5% Merlot and 1% Malbec. Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, it slowly grows on the nose, revealing compelling notes of baked black cherries, mulberries, black raspberries, warm cassis and blackberry pie with nuances of spice cake, yeast extract, tapenade, licorice and dusty soil with a waft of wild sage. Medium-bodied, the palate has a lively skip in its step, featuring bags of juicy raspberry and cassis-laced fruit and a refreshing line, supported by ripe, plush tannins, finishing long and graceful." 95 pts, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, WA

"Lots of currant and floral notes on the nose. Hints of mint and spice. Medium-to full-bodied, round and savory with creamy, juicy tannins. Hints of citrus underneath. Bright, fresh and delicious. Drink or hold." 95 pts, James Suckling

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  Bottle size 750
  Duty Paid / In Bond In Bond
  Vintage 2017
  Country United States
  Region California
  Grape Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot
  Wine Type Red wines
  Wine Style Hearty Red
  Oak Strongly Oaked
  Drinkability Lay down
  Sweetness Dry
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