Opus One, Oakville, Napa Valley, California, USA 2012

Score

94
  • Drink: 2016-2026
  • Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Malbec

Manufacturer:

Opus One

Opus One 2012

The 2012 Opus is developing nicely in bottle, and some additional complexity has already emerged to complement its Rubenesque fruit: its lavish blackberry and mulberry aromas are now married with emerging nuances of tobacco leaf, rich soil, graphite and dark spice.

On the palate this remains a very polished, comparatively open-knit rendition of Opus One, but again, savoury dimensions are developing which augment its complexity, and its spine of acidity seems rather more refreshingly present.

Taster: William Kelley
Alc 14%

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