Online Since 2002      "Best Online Wine Shops" - Food and Wine Magazine          Cheers!

Opus One 2012 Proprietary Red Wine Napa Valley - 375ml (Half-Bottle)

More Views

Opus One 2012 Proprietary Red Wine Napa Valley - 375ml (Half-Bottle)
$139.99

Availability: In Stock Limited: Only 5 available! Ships 1-3 Days

Reward Points You will earn 100 Points for writing a review this product.

A seriously collectible wine from the stellar 2012 Napa Valley vintage. Opus One is highly allocated, selling out long before the next vintage releases. Production levels in the Napa Valley will reduce in the 2013 vintage overall. Lay this one down.


#70 on James Suckling's Top 100 of 2015 -


JS 97 WA 96 Vinous 96 Pts

Reward Points You will earn 140 Points for purchasing this product.
Description

Details

#70 on James Suckling's Top 100 of 2015 -

JS 97 WA 96 Vinous 96 Pts - James Suckling - "Glorious purity of fruit here with blackcurrants, blueberries, dark chocolate, fresh herbs and forest floor. Hints of mint. Full body, seamless tannins and wonderful balance. Tight and compacted tannins with beautiful fruit and great length. Hazelnut and chocolate. Goes on for minutes. One of the best Opus in years. Compacted and beautiful. Hard not to drink now but better in 2018. October 2015 release. This is 79% cabernet sauvignon, 7% cabernet franc, 6% merlot, 6% petit verdot and 2% malbec."

According to Robert Parker - "The iconic 2012 Proprietary Red Opus One is a blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot, 6% Merlot and 2% Malbec aged 18 months in French oak. A classy, complex, suave and savory 2012 Opus One, with notes of toasty oak and crème de cassis. This Pauillac lookalike, made by the staff at Mouton Rothschild, is a beauty. They have continued to strengthen the quality of wine and seem to have produced a brilliant, world-class wine. I imagine the 2013 may even eclipse this, but this 2012 is one of their great ones, with a seamless integration of acidity, tannin, alcohol and wood all present in this beautiful, full-bodied wine that should drink well for 25-30 years."

According to Antonio Galloni - "Rich, powerful and seductive, the 2012 Opus One blossoms in the glass with superb textural richness and volume. Dark red and black fruit, smoke, cedar, new leather and tobacco all meld together as the 2012 shows off its personality. Fine, silky tannins support the huge, creamy finish. The 2012 has just been bottled, but it is superb. I expect the 2012 will offer a long and broad drinking window of pure pleasure."

According to Stephen Tanzer - "(79% cabernet sauvignon, 6% cabernet franc, 6% petit verdot, 6% merlot and 3% malbec): Deep red-ruby. Highly perfumed aromas of blackcurrant, violet, coffee, graphite, menthol and leather. Sappy, classically dry and penetrating, showing excellent intensity to the flavors of black fruits, coffee bean, spices and bitter chocolate. Boasts lovely grain and density but this is currently quite firm-edged, finishing with a cool herbal note and serious tannic spine."

According to Wine Spectator - "A Pauillac-like expression from Napa Valley, this features smoky, toasty oak from the get-go, framing the intense flavors of earth, crushed rock and gravelly dried dark berry. The dense core of fruit pushes through a front of rustic graphite and loamy earth. Finishes with a long, layered aftertaste. Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Merlot and Malbec. Drink now through 2028."

Additional Information

Additional Information

Sku 753604061129
Last Bottle No
Style Red Fruity Tannin
gtin 753604061129
Brand Opus One Winery
Size 375 ML Demi
Region California Napa
Food & Wine Pairing Beef, Lamb, Pasta, Pork
Rating 97 Points, 96 Points, 94 Points, 93 Points
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price No
Reviews
Brand

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

Write Your Own Review

Only registered users can write reviews. Please, log in or register