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98
Decanter
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James Suckling
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Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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Opus One 2016 - 1.5 Litre Bottle

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Product description

The 2016 Opus One is remarkably elegant and bright, offering sumptuous aromas of fresh red and blue fruit, baking spices and vanilla, and a delicate fragrance of spring florals. The initial bouquet is augmented by more nuanced notes of sage, rosemary, and black olive. Juicy flavours of black cherry, blackberry, and cassis flood the palate, and creamy, fine-grained tannins deliver a delightfully round structure. Harmonious and lively, the flavours linger to create an enduring finish with touches of dark chocolate and espresso.

Blend: 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 2% Malbec

99 Points - James Suckling

Fantastic aromas are complex and complete with blackcurrants, blueberries, and herbs, such as basil and bay leaf. But always subtle. Full-bodied yet linear and very refined with a very persistent finish. It shows drive and brightness. So sophisticated at the end. 

98 Points - Decanter

I love the juiciness of this, right off the bat, rich deep black cherry rippling with menthol and eucalyptus notes, and these beautiful floral aromatics that Opus gets in the best years. A very classic style, with touches of baked vanilla, rosemary, and olive. 

98 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Deep garnet-purple-coloured, the 2016 Opus One bursts from the glass with ripe blueberries, black cherry jam, and creme de cassis with hints of violets, dark chocolate, cedar chest, and cardamom, plus a touch of charcoal. Full-bodied, rich and concentrated, the palate delivers layer upon layer of opulent stewed black fruit with fantastic tension and firm, ripe, fine-grained tannins, finishing long with a whole array of exotic spices coming through.