PREMIUM

Tasting Opus One: 1979 to 2016

Jane Anson finds pleasure and plenty of discussion points at the almost 40-year vertical of one of America’s icon wines...

Tasting a 40-year vertical of any wine from its conception through to its latest bottled vintage is always exciting, because you are tracing a proof of concept, asking the question whether the belief and investment in this particular wine has proved to be justified. In the case of Opus One, it is particularly fascinating because from 1979 to today pretty much everything changed – the vineyards, the winery, the viticulture, the team.

Tasting Opus One 1979-2016