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Opus One 2005

Your Price: $399.00

Producer: Opus One
Optimum drinking: 2018-2035
Rating: 95 - Robert Parker
Grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon 88%, Merlot 5%, Cabernet Franc 3%, Petit Verdot 3%, Malbec 1%
Winemaker: Michael Silacci
Appellation: North Coast, Napa Valley, California
Bottle report: Very good condition

Opus One 2005 is in very good condition and has plenty of development in the bottle to come.

Baronne Philippe de Rothschild and Robert Mondavi created Opus One in 1979. It became the USA’s first premium fine wine and remains one of Napa Valley’s leading producers to this day, combining traditional techniques in the vineyards with a state-of-the-art winery and cellars. Opus One is an absolutely stunning Californian red and remains a Napa benchmark to this day.

”Over the last ten or more years, the administration at Mouton Rothschild, particularly the team led by Philippe Dhalluin, has truly pushed the level of quality to the point where this is clearly one of the great wines of Napa…..a beautiful, sweet nose of créme de cassis and spring flowers. Complex and medium to full-bodied, with silky tannin and superb purity and balance, this is exactly what Opus One was meant to be when it was first proposed…

”Exhibits an extraordinary nose of violets, creme de cassis, charcoal, and spring flowers. Gorgeously pure, opulently full-bodied, with sweet tannins, superb concentration.” Robert Parker

”Aromas of currant, black raspberry, leather, dark chocolate, spices and tobacco. Then velvety in texture but also juicy and firmly structured, with mouthcoating flavors of dark berries, bitter cherry, minerals, cola and bitter chocolate.” Stephen Tanzer

Please note: bottle shown is for illustrative purposes only (not actual bottle for sale).

Opus One 2005