An old Californian with manners. However, the end is near. Now or never...

Opus One, 1984 (Short tasting)


Winery
Opus One Winery
Country
USA
Region
California
Bottle size
0.75l
Grape(s)
Cabernet Franc: 97%
Cabernet Sauvignon: 3%
Rating
91 WB

Fill level
Label condition
Capsule condition
Eye
Color:
ruby
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Clearness:
clear
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Color depth:
dense
Nose
Aroma:
Oak, Cigar box, Cedar, Almond, Dried fruits, Plum, Leather
Mouth
Sweetness:
dry
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Acid:
fine
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Tannins:
roundet
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Astringency:
fine

Aroma:
Chocolate, Apricot
Palate
Body:
balanced
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Alcoholic strength:
slightly
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Consistency:
fine
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Intensity:
long

Aroma:
Plum compote
Overall impression
An Opus of the older generation. Also this will be long, very long ventilated before it can unfold. After three hours, a great and fine wine. Great length and intense nose. A California Bordeaux Blend from earlier. He has , however, exceeded the Zenith and wants to be drunk immediately.