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2003 - Opus One

California, Red

Buy 1 Bottle for £147.00 In Bond
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Wine Details
Vintage:
2003
Type:
Red
Size:
1x37.5cl
Condition:
loose
Drinking Window:
2017-2037
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Region:
California
Score:
94 RP
Reviewed by Robert M. Parker, Jr. Issue Date 28th Jun 2013 Source 207, The Wine Advocate

This blend of 91% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Merlot and Malbec aged 17 months in French oak is a strong effort offering creme de cassis, cedarwood, white chocolate and spice box. It possesses a Bordeaux-like personality, as one might expect since Opus One is owned by Baroness Philippe de Rothschild and the winemaking team comes primarily from Pauillac. The significant tannin in the wine provides a slight austerity, but this is a full-bodied, rich effort that marks the beginning of a period when Opus One finally began to live up to the enormous potential first announced in the late 1970s by the late Baron Philippe de Rothschild and the late Robert Mondavi. Although accessible now, the 2003 will benefit from another 4-5 years of cellaring and should keep for two decades.