Opus One Napa Valley Cabernets 2012


James Suckling 97 Points!
Robert Parker 96 Points!
Wine Front 96 Points!

USA, California & Napa Valley
750mL
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James Suckling 97 Points!


"Glorious purity of fruit here with black currants, blueberries, dark chocolate, fresh herbs and forest floor. Hints of mint too, plus hazelnut and chocolate. Full body with seamless tannins and balance. Tight and compacted tannins with beautiful fruit and great length. Goes on for minutes. One of the best Opus' in years. Hard not to drink now but better in 2018. This is 79% cabernet sauvignon, 7% cabernet franc, 6% merlot, 6% petit verdot and 2% malbec."


James Suckling


Robert Parker 96 Points!


"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."


Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, December 2015


Wine Front 96 Points!


"Shows liberal amounts of nougat and coffee oak as a youngster, but there’s plenty of black fruit and raspberry to back it up, along with some floral perfume and new leather. Medium to full bodied, great depth and density of fruit and flavour, superb slaty tannin that feels so good, you just want to bite it. Freshness, length, the whole thing. Subtle seasoning of dried herb in the aftertaste, in the way of many good Cabernets. Certainly it’s a wine in an early stage of its evolution, though there’s no harm in drinking it young for the primary fruit and fun. Freshness, length, in evolution. needs 10"


Gary Walsh, Wine Front, October 2015