OPUS ONE Opus One 2017
96 points “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.” – Jane Anson Decanter
95+ points “A remarkable wine for the year the 2017 Opus One is a dense full-throttle beauty. Plush fruit and soft silky contours give the 2017 its racy personality. Exotic beautifully perfumed and impeccable in its balance Opus One is one of the most complete wines of the vintage. In 2017 Opus One has a distinctly red-toned fruit profile that distinguishes it from the surrounding vintages.” – Antonio Galloni’s Vinous Media
95 points “Opus One had picked 91% of their fruit before the fires started in 2017 and only two lots were eliminated from consideration… Medium to deep garnet-purple coloured 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 liquorice 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.” – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
Two wine legends are behind this iconic Californian estate founded in 1979: Baron Philippe de Rothschild and Robert Mondavi. Created with the intention of producing a wine of uncompromising quality Opus One quickly became and still is to this day a rare and sought-after wine amongst collectors and connoisseurs.
Considering the challenges of the 2017 vintage this Opus One is remarkable. Rich and intense it’s a blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon 8.5% Petit Verdot 5% Cabernet Franc 4.5% Merlot and 1% Malbec. It displays notes of cherry chocolate liqueurs raspberries crème de cassis plum rose petals lavender wildflowers dark chocolate black tea coffee cream and umami hints of Marmite black olive and liquorice. With a long complex finish this release is an extremely alluring and punchy wine. Although ready to drink now it’s sure to age gracefully over the next 20 years. Best paired with grilled waygu beef truffle tagliatelle or roast lamb.
SKU No.: 3407550
Style No.: 868082
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon,Petit Verdot,Cabernet Franc
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14%