Opus One

About Opus One

Opus One is arguably Napa's most famous winery. Established in 1979 as a joint venture between Baron Philippe de Rothschild and Robert Mondavi, the two met in typically glamourous fashion whilst holidaying in Hawaii a few years earlier.

 

Their goal was to craft a wine that combined the intensity and fruit purity of Napa, with the elegance of legendary Bordeaux. The first vintage, 1979, was released in 1984 and soon Opus One earned a reputation for just this harmonious union of Old World and New. Today, it is quite simply one of the most iconic and revered wines made in California, and the world.

 

Following the sale of Mondavi to Constellation Brands in 2004, Opus One took full control of the vineyards and winery, leading to a noticeable improvement in quality. The acquisition of additional vineyard plots, including 65 hectares of the mythical To Kalon vineyard, was key to this surge in concentration, structure and wondrous perfume.

 

Interestingly, and a very meaningful sign of respect towards the wine’s quality, Opus One became the first US wine to be distributed via Bordeaux through La Place – the Bordeaux distribution network of négociants, increasing the winery’s global reach. This joint venture, born out of the joie-de-vivre of two legends, is now one of the most sought after and in-demand wines on the market.

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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Opus One 2010 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,192.87
2010

Opus One 2010 (6x75cl)

Antonio Galloni - Vinous (97)

The 2010 Opus One has become incredibly elegant and polished over the last year, while retaining its power, structure and intensity. Explosive throughout, the 2010 is every bit as compelling as it has always been. Hints of rose petal, violets, lavender and mint add nuance as the wine turns a bit brighter and more floral over time. Readers who can be patient will be rewarded with a fabulous wine, but the 2010 is pretty hard to resist, even today. This is yet another terrific showing from the 2010.
Delivery to Storage from 28 Sep 2021

California 6x75cl 72 97 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,192.87
Opus One 2011 (3x150cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,996.07
2011

Opus One 2011 (3x150cl)

Antonio Galloni - Vinous (94)

The 2011 Opus One comes across as quite powerful and intense. Raspberry jam, rose petals, savory herbs and mint, all come together beautifully in the glass. The tannins are going to need a few years to soften, but the 2011 continues to develop very nicely in bottle. This is a very strong showing, especially within the context of the year. The 2011 is dark and even a bit rough round the edges, particularly when tasted alongside the surrounding vintages. The lithe, mid-weight, savory style is at times more Old World than New, yet all the elements are in the right place.
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

California 3x150cl 2 94 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,996.07
Opus One 2013 (3x150cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,113.67
2013

Opus One 2013 (3x150cl)

Decanter (100)

I love the 2012, but honestly the 2013 just has the edge, because it is just as concentrated and full of fruit but acidity and floral nuance balances out the richness. Dark deep rosemary spice and black olive paste deepens the flavours through the mid-palate and you just have to hang on as this goes spiralling through, drawing the flavours out to a lengthy finish. 2% Malbec, 6% Petit Verdot completes the blend. 18 days skin contact.
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

California 3x150cl 3 100 (DC) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,113.67
Opus One 2013 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,132.87
2013

Opus One 2013 (6x75cl)

Decanter (100)

I love the 2012, but honestly the 2013 just has the edge, because it is just as concentrated and full of fruit but acidity and floral nuance balances out the richness. Dark deep rosemary spice and black olive paste deepens the flavours through the mid-palate and you just have to hang on as this goes spiralling through, drawing the flavours out to a lengthy finish. 2% Malbec, 6% Petit Verdot completes the blend. 18 days skin contact.
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

California 6x75cl 1 100 (DC) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,132.87
Opus One 2014 (3x150cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,119.67
2014

Opus One 2014 (3x150cl)

James Suckling (97)

Mesmerizing aromas of flowers, bark, currants and blackberries. So perfumed. You just want to smell it. Exquisite tension and finesse with an almost Burgundian texture, yet it’s Napa in its soul with ripe fruit, stones, spices and Chinese tea leaf flavors. Savory and delicious. Drinkable but better in 2020.
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

California 3x150cl 1 97 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,119.67
Opus One 2014 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,922.87
2014

Opus One 2014 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (97)

Mesmerizing aromas of flowers, bark, currants and blackberries. So perfumed. You just want to smell it. Exquisite tension and finesse with an almost Burgundian texture, yet it’s Napa in its soul with ripe fruit, stones, spices and Chinese tea leaf flavors. Savory and delicious. Drinkable but better in 2020.
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

California 6x75cl 1 97 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,922.87
Opus One 2015 (3x150cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,113.07
2015

Opus One 2015 (3x150cl)

James Suckling (98)

Purity and brilliance on the nose with so much currant and flower character. Roses, currant bush and fresh leaves, too. Brightness is the word that comes to mind. Full-bodied and broad-shouldered. Juicy and so gorgeous now. Balance is so wonderful here. All about harmonious fruit and tannin balance. I like it slightly better than the excellent 2014. 81% cabernet sauvignon, 4% petit verdot, 7% cabernet franc, 6% merlot and 2% malbec. Drink or hold.
In Stock in Bordeaux

California 3x150cl 1 98 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,113.07
Opus One 2015 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,856.87
2015

Opus One 2015 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (98)

Purity and brilliance on the nose with so much currant and flower character. Roses, currant bush and fresh leaves, too. Brightness is the word that comes to mind. Full-bodied and broad-shouldered. Juicy and so gorgeous now. Balance is so wonderful here. All about harmonious fruit and tannin balance. I like it slightly better than the excellent 2014. 81% cabernet sauvignon, 4% petit verdot, 7% cabernet franc, 6% merlot and 2% malbec. Drink or hold.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

California 6x75cl 1 98 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,856.87
Opus One 2016 (12x37.5cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,063.27
2016

Opus One 2016 (12x37.5cl)

James Suckling (99)

Fantastic aromas that 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 refined at the end. Needs at least three to five years to come together.
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

California 12x37.5cl 10 99 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,063.27
Opus One 2016 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,831.67
2016

Opus One 2016 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (99)

Fantastic aromas that 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 refined at the end. Needs at least three to five years to come together.
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

California 6x75cl 2 99 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,831.67
Opus One 2017 (12x37.5cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,858.07
2017

Opus One 2017 (12x37.5cl)

Decanter (96)

A fist of late summer cherries, raspberry and bilberry fruits set out their stall, all with the juicy character that confirms, even in a hot vintage like 2017, Opus can deliver balance and sculpted elegance. Beautiful grip, creamy texture with a strikingly powerful tannic frame. As the wine stays in the glass the floral aromatics begin to bloom up. A brilliant Opus. 20 days maceration - around half what it would have been a decade ago. 54% native yeast, as part of their native yeast project. 5% Merlot and 1% Malbec complete the blend. Harvest spread out over 5th September to 8th October, just before the fires, by which time they had less than 10% of the fruit still out on the vines. 3.7pH. Review Date: 14th February 2020
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

California 12x37.5cl 1 96 (DC) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,858.07
Opus One 2017 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,746.47
2017

Opus One 2017 (6x75cl)

Decanter (96)

A fist of late summer cherries, raspberry and bilberry fruits set out their stall, all with the juicy character that confirms, even in a hot vintage like 2017, Opus can deliver balance and sculpted elegance. Beautiful grip, creamy texture with a strikingly powerful tannic frame. As the wine stays in the glass the floral aromatics begin to bloom up. A brilliant Opus. 20 days maceration - around half what it would have been a decade ago. 54% native yeast, as part of their native yeast project. 5% Merlot and 1% Malbec complete the blend. Harvest spread out over 5th September to 8th October, just before the fires, by which time they had less than 10% of the fruit still out on the vines. 3.7pH. Review Date: 14th February 2020
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

California 6x75cl 1 96 (DC) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,746.47
Opus One Overture NV (2014,2015 & 2016) (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £793.67
2020

Opus One Overture NV (2014,2015 & 2016) (6x75cl)

Decanter (91)

Overture is a blend this year of the 2014, 2015 and 2016 vintages, with a dominance of 2016. This is supple with clear ripe berry fruits, generous and fully ripe, tempered by white pepper spice and smoked cedar notes. It has a gentle but confident tannic frame and mouthwatering lift on the finish. This is focused and ready to drink and impresses with its rippling silk texture.
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

California 6x75cl 1 91 (DC) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £793.67
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Opus One 2010 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,814.00
2010

Opus One 2010 (6x75cl)

Antonio Galloni - Vinous (97)

The 2010 Opus One has become incredibly elegant and polished over the last year, while retaining its power, structure and intensity. Explosive throughout, the 2010 is every bit as compelling as it has always been. Hints of rose petal, violets, lavender and mint add nuance as the wine turns a bit brighter and more floral over time. Readers who can be patient will be rewarded with a fabulous wine, but the 2010 is pretty hard to resist, even today. This is yet another terrific showing from the 2010.
Delivery to Storage from 28 Sep 2021

California 6x75cl 72 97 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,814.00
Opus One 2011 (3x150cl)
In Bond: £1,650.00
2011

Opus One 2011 (3x150cl)

Antonio Galloni - Vinous (94)

The 2011 Opus One comes across as quite powerful and intense. Raspberry jam, rose petals, savory herbs and mint, all come together beautifully in the glass. The tannins are going to need a few years to soften, but the 2011 continues to develop very nicely in bottle. This is a very strong showing, especially within the context of the year. The 2011 is dark and even a bit rough round the edges, particularly when tasted alongside the surrounding vintages. The lithe, mid-weight, savory style is at times more Old World than New, yet all the elements are in the right place.
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

California 3x150cl 2 94 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,650.00
Opus One 2013 (3x150cl)
In Bond: £1,748.00
2013

Opus One 2013 (3x150cl)

Decanter (100)

I love the 2012, but honestly the 2013 just has the edge, because it is just as concentrated and full of fruit but acidity and floral nuance balances out the richness. Dark deep rosemary spice and black olive paste deepens the flavours through the mid-palate and you just have to hang on as this goes spiralling through, drawing the flavours out to a lengthy finish. 2% Malbec, 6% Petit Verdot completes the blend. 18 days skin contact.
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

California 3x150cl 3 100 (DC) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,748.00
Opus One 2013 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,764.00
2013

Opus One 2013 (6x75cl)

Decanter (100)

I love the 2012, but honestly the 2013 just has the edge, because it is just as concentrated and full of fruit but acidity and floral nuance balances out the richness. Dark deep rosemary spice and black olive paste deepens the flavours through the mid-palate and you just have to hang on as this goes spiralling through, drawing the flavours out to a lengthy finish. 2% Malbec, 6% Petit Verdot completes the blend. 18 days skin contact.
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

California 6x75cl 1 100 (DC) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,764.00
Opus One 2014 (3x150cl)
In Bond: £1,753.00
2014

Opus One 2014 (3x150cl)

James Suckling (97)

Mesmerizing aromas of flowers, bark, currants and blackberries. So perfumed. You just want to smell it. Exquisite tension and finesse with an almost Burgundian texture, yet it’s Napa in its soul with ripe fruit, stones, spices and Chinese tea leaf flavors. Savory and delicious. Drinkable but better in 2020.
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

California 3x150cl 1 97 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,753.00
Opus One 2014 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,589.00
2014

Opus One 2014 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (97)

Mesmerizing aromas of flowers, bark, currants and blackberries. So perfumed. You just want to smell it. Exquisite tension and finesse with an almost Burgundian texture, yet it’s Napa in its soul with ripe fruit, stones, spices and Chinese tea leaf flavors. Savory and delicious. Drinkable but better in 2020.
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

California 6x75cl 1 97 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,589.00
Opus One 2015 (3x150cl)
In Bond: £1,747.50
2015

Opus One 2015 (3x150cl)

James Suckling (98)

Purity and brilliance on the nose with so much currant and flower character. Roses, currant bush and fresh leaves, too. Brightness is the word that comes to mind. Full-bodied and broad-shouldered. Juicy and so gorgeous now. Balance is so wonderful here. All about harmonious fruit and tannin balance. I like it slightly better than the excellent 2014. 81% cabernet sauvignon, 4% petit verdot, 7% cabernet franc, 6% merlot and 2% malbec. Drink or hold.
In Stock in Bordeaux

California 3x150cl 1 98 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,747.50
Opus One 2015 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,534.00
2015

Opus One 2015 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (98)

Purity and brilliance on the nose with so much currant and flower character. Roses, currant bush and fresh leaves, too. Brightness is the word that comes to mind. Full-bodied and broad-shouldered. Juicy and so gorgeous now. Balance is so wonderful here. All about harmonious fruit and tannin balance. I like it slightly better than the excellent 2014. 81% cabernet sauvignon, 4% petit verdot, 7% cabernet franc, 6% merlot and 2% malbec. Drink or hold.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

California 6x75cl 1 98 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,534.00
Opus One 2016 (12x37.5cl)
In Bond: £1,706.00
2016

Opus One 2016 (12x37.5cl)

James Suckling (99)

Fantastic aromas that 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 refined at the end. Needs at least three to five years to come together.
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

California 12x37.5cl 10 99 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,706.00
Opus One 2016 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,513.00
2016

Opus One 2016 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (99)

Fantastic aromas that 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 refined at the end. Needs at least three to five years to come together.
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

California 6x75cl 2 99 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,513.00
Opus One 2017 (12x37.5cl)
In Bond: £1,535.00
2017

Opus One 2017 (12x37.5cl)

Decanter (96)

A fist of late summer cherries, raspberry and bilberry fruits set out their stall, all with the juicy character that confirms, even in a hot vintage like 2017, Opus can deliver balance and sculpted elegance. Beautiful grip, creamy texture with a strikingly powerful tannic frame. As the wine stays in the glass the floral aromatics begin to bloom up. A brilliant Opus. 20 days maceration - around half what it would have been a decade ago. 54% native yeast, as part of their native yeast project. 5% Merlot and 1% Malbec complete the blend. Harvest spread out over 5th September to 8th October, just before the fires, by which time they had less than 10% of the fruit still out on the vines. 3.7pH. Review Date: 14th February 2020
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

California 12x37.5cl 1 96 (DC) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,535.00
Opus One 2017 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,442.00
2017

Opus One 2017 (6x75cl)

Decanter (96)

A fist of late summer cherries, raspberry and bilberry fruits set out their stall, all with the juicy character that confirms, even in a hot vintage like 2017, Opus can deliver balance and sculpted elegance. Beautiful grip, creamy texture with a strikingly powerful tannic frame. As the wine stays in the glass the floral aromatics begin to bloom up. A brilliant Opus. 20 days maceration - around half what it would have been a decade ago. 54% native yeast, as part of their native yeast project. 5% Merlot and 1% Malbec complete the blend. Harvest spread out over 5th September to 8th October, just before the fires, by which time they had less than 10% of the fruit still out on the vines. 3.7pH. Review Date: 14th February 2020
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

California 6x75cl 1 96 (DC) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,442.00
Opus One Overture NV (2014,2015 & 2016) (6x75cl)
In Bond: £648.00
2020

Opus One Overture NV (2014,2015 & 2016) (6x75cl)

Decanter (91)

Overture is a blend this year of the 2014, 2015 and 2016 vintages, with a dominance of 2016. This is supple with clear ripe berry fruits, generous and fully ripe, tempered by white pepper spice and smoked cedar notes. It has a gentle but confident tannic frame and mouthwatering lift on the finish. This is focused and ready to drink and impresses with its rippling silk texture.
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

California 6x75cl 1 91 (DC) Read Review/Description In Bond: £648.00

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