(From 1999 Vintage) Opus One is known for it's exquisite texture, and the 1999 vintage is no exception. The wine shows aromas of cassis, cloves and roasted almonds against a creamy texture of soft tannins and round, rich fruit. Offering flavors of plum, cherry and black pepper, the 1999 will be charming in it's youth and expressive at maturity.
A rich, decidedly earthy style of Opus, showing currant, anise, black cherry, mineral, leather and sage flavors that are focused and complex.
Abundant sunlight in the previous vintages produced high fertility in the vine buds and a large crop, which was thinned to the lowest per-acre yield in a decade. Harvest was early and very compact, comprising just 11 days. The wine combines vigor with finesse.
Robert ParkerRating: 88/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 132
Wine SpectatorRating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator