Opus One 2019 Napa Valley
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• Meesterwerk ontstaan uit de samenwerking tussen Baron Philippe de Rothschild (Mouton Rothschild) en Robert Mondavi
• Dit kan de beste Opus One aller tijden worden met (98-99)/100 punten van Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
• ‘This is a truly magnificent Opus One in the making!’ (The Wine Advocate)
- SmaakprofielComplex, krachtig & vol
- DruivenrasMerlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot
- Land & RegioAmerika, Californië, Napa Valley
- 100% proefgarantie
- Gratis bezorgd vanaf €75
- Levering binnen 2 tot 3 werkdagen
- Verzekerd verzonden & zorgvuldig verpakt
"Dit kan de beste Opus One ooit worden "
Door de samensmelting van de indrukwekkende dosis aan kennis & ervaring alsmede de innovatieve kracht van Mouton Rothschild en Mondavi, ontstond vervolgens in het hart van Napa Valley een waar meesterwerk: Opus One. De eerste jaargang was 1979, toen nog ‘napamédoc’ genoemd.
Inmiddels is Opus One verreweg de bekendste wijn uit Napa Valley en absoluut één van de beroemdste ‘New World’ iconen.
|Blend||78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 1% Malbec.|
|Druivenras||Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot|
|Regio||Californië, Napa Valley|
|Smaakprofiel||Complex, krachtig & vol|
|Op dronk vanaf||2028|
|Op dronk tot||2043|
The purity of fruit is really something else here, with currants and fresh flowers, such as violets and roses. Flowerstems as well. Fantastic length and structure to the wine, with tightness and focus. Wonderful fruit. Graceful. Ablend of 78% cabernet sauvignon, 8% merlot, 7% petit verdot, 6% cabernet franc and 1% malbec. Try after 2028.
Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate:
Winemaker Michael Silacci commented that usually the blends are finished in January or February after thevintage. This year, with the 2019s, he was still tweaking the blend, but he did mention that this is "pretty close tothe final blend." Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2019 Opus One leaps from the glass with notes of Black Forest cake, Morello cherries, mulberries and fresh blackcurrants plus hints of licorice, wilted roses, Sichuan pepper andiron ore. Full-bodied, the palate is jam-packed with juicy black, blue and red fruits, framed by velvety tannins andbackground freshness, finishing on a compelling earthy/mineral note. Tasted as a barrel sample, this is a trulymagnificent Opus One in the making!
Intensely perfumed on the nose, rose petals, violets, deeply scented and seductive. Rich yet expansive on the palate, very open with dark chocolate, cherries, fragrant blackcurrant - sweet and scented, with satin-like tannins that effortlessly support the flavours. There is real drive and persistency to this, fresh, youthful and alive with a vibrant juiciness that is so appealing. No one element is too dominant, this feels harmonious and balanced with an excellent tangy acidity and long minty, herbal finish with edges of tobacco and dark chocolate. A classic Opus with breadth, finesse and energy. [...] Ageing 19 months in new French oak.
The balance of the 2019 vintage in Napa is a pleasure to taste, and this is one of my favourite Opus One's for years, showing nuance, depth and concentration, and a ton of rich dark fruits. There is so much to love here, it ebbs and flows through the palate, has some of the character of the early years, those 1979s and 1980s that are still tasting incredible, and the utterly brilliant 1987. Raspberry, blueberry, damson, cassis, there are crunchy fruits and sweet fruits at the same time, playing off against each other, fine tannins, a full bloom of floral violet and peony aromatics, gentle woodsmoke and white pepper, with tension, depth and poise. 22 day skin contact. A wet winter meant a late bud break, 10-15 days behind average, followed by a hot summer that allowed the vines to catch up, so harvest relatively normal beginning September 10 for one month.
Lisa Perrotti Brown MW (The Wine Independent)
Deep purple-black in color, the 2019 Opus One has an incredibly showy nose, with exuberant scents of warm cassis, blackberry preserves, and redcurrant jelly leading to suggestions of candied violets, dark chocolate, and clove oil. The medium-bodied palate shimmers with tension, delivering impactful red and black berry preserves layers, framed by very fine-grained tannins, finishing with epic length and energy. The blend this year is: Cabernet Sauvignon 78%, Merlot 8%, Petit Verdot 6%, Cabernet Franc 6%, and Malbec 2%. It was aged for 19 months in new French oak.
The 2019 Opus One is a dense, beautifully layered wine, but it is also quite restrained. That should serve it well in time. Tasted next to the 2018, the 2019 possesses a bit more textural nuance and body, yet it has all the classicism that is such an Opus One signature. Bright floral accents linger on the sublime finish.
The 2019 Opus One is brilliant and certainly a worthy follow-up to the 2018. Pure cassis fruits, notes of violets, rose petals, and lead pencil, medium to full body, nicely integrated background oak, and terrific tannins all define this beauty, and while it has the vintage's up-front charm, it's going to age beautifully for 20+ years as well. The blend is 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Malbec.