JS : Glorious purity of fruit here with blackcurrants, blueberries, dark chocolate, fresh herbs and forest floor. Hints of mint. Full body, seamless tannins and wonderful balance. Tight and compacted tannins with beautiful fruit and great length. Hazelnut and chocolate. Goes on for minutes. One of the best Opus in years. Compacted and beautiful. 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.
- Alcohol %: 14.5 - 15%
- Decant Time: 2 hours
- Taste: blackcurrants, blueberries, dark chocolate, fresh herbs, forest floor, mint, hazelnut
- Food Matching: red meat, game, mature cheese
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This 2015 Opus One is a realization of the dream of two men: Baron Philippe de Rothschild of Chateau Mouton Rothschild in Bordeaux and Napa Valley vintner Robert Mondavi. The wine is silky, lush, polished, and rich, delivering its chocolate-covered dark cherries, blackberry, licorice, spice box, and floral character with ease. The entry is vibrant with ripe dark fruit flavors of plum, blackberry, and blueberry followed by hints of vanilla and cocoa. Silky, fine-grained tannins provide structure and a creamy texture. The wine finishes with fresh acidity and a rich, lingering finish that promises longevity in the cellar.