2005

Opus One

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Wine

Opus One

Description

2005 Opus One Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend
Decanter:
Outer quote mark Low yield and clear concentration, at 15 years old we can just start to see some early bottle ageing notes as it relaxes into itself, with dried rose aromatics and gorgeously tight, bright olives, rosemary, grilled cedar and black pepper. Opens up beautifully in the glass, this has excellent persistency and is a clear success. (JA) Inner quote mark (9/2019)

Wine Spectator:
Outer quote mark From a long, moderate growing season, according to Silacci, this is fully formed, with gently mulled cassis and cherry preserve flavors that move slowly, yielding hints of savory and iron along the way. A broad swath of tannins emerges on the loamy finish, keeping this firmly grounded in terroir. Gorgeous. (JM) Inner quote mark (11/2019)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
Outer quote mark This famous wine, first created by the late Baron Philippe de Rothschild and the late Robert Mondavi, started off life as a very good, but rarely exceptional wine. 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. And after so many years, it represents the pinnacle of French viticultural knowledge combined with that of California and Napa’s Shangri La-like microclimate. The 2005 Opus One, a blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 1% Malbec, has a ruby/purple color and 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. Of course, it is a popular wine to criticize, but the quality has never been better, and certainly 2005 is a beauty. ... It is full-bodied, opulent and, dare I say, delicious. Given its popularity and brand recognition, it’s nice to know that even at a major steak house you can probably find this wine and be thrilled to buy it and drink it

Product information

Category Wine
Color red
Taste Secco
Vintage 2005
Grape variety Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec
Bottle size 0,75 l
Bottle cap Natural cork
Quality level Wine
Origin Napa Valley AVA (US)
Alcoholic content 14% vol
wein.sulfite Yes
CHF 485.00 CHF 646.67/Liter
incl. VAT (Plus shipping costs)

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Rating

  • robertParker 95

  • decanter 96

  • wineSpectator 96

Produzent

  • Opus One
  • Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika
  • 7900 St. Helena Highway
    94562 Oakville