2012 Opus One Mondavi

The 2012 Opus One, hailing from perhaps the most famous winery in Napa, is an outstanding buy for New and Old World connoisseurs alike.


A joint venture started in 1979 between Mouton Rothschild and Robert Mondavi to show off Napa power with French elan, Opus One has gained a worldwide reputation and something of a superstar status. The 2012 looks like being one of the finest yet and is worth strong consideration.


Opus One is always in serious demand and this means that even though a reasonable amount is produced, supply remains shallow across the globe. Indeed such is the prestige of the label, the entire output could, for example, easily be swallowed up by the Japanese market alone.


The best vintages are always the most sought-after and with 2012 already armed with big scores from the critics and from what is considered a great year for the reds of Napa, this is likely to disappear from the market in any sort of quantity very rapidly.

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Average critic rating : 96.5 points



"“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.” Dec 2014. www.vinousmedia.com Drink 2018-2032



"“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. October 2015 release. This is 79% cabernet sauvignon, 7% cabernet franc, 6% merlot, 6% petit verdot and 2% malbec.” Tasted July 2015 www.jamessuckling.com


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