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2013 Opus One

By Opus One

2013 Opus One from Opus One, Napa Valley, USA

A product of an extraordinary collaboration between two titan vintners - Robert Mondavi and Baron Philippe de Rothschild. The 2013 Opus One is a testament to their shared vision of creating a California wine standing shoulder to shoulder with the world's finest. The 2013 vintage has truly made this dream tangible.

 

Sophistication in a Bottle

Caressed by the warm Californian sun and cooled by the gentle Pacific breeze, the 2013 Opus One encapsulates the impeccable harmony of its constituent Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Malbec grapes. Each variety is meticulously picked at peak ripeness, hence enrobing this wine with a bewitching ensemble of aromas and flavours.

Think velvety layers of ripe blackcurrants mingling with complex nuances of toasted oak and exotic spices. This is not just a wine; it's a symphony within an exquisite bottle of one of the most favoured fine wines from the USA.

 

A Vintage Marked by Perfection

The 2013 growing season in Napa Valley was close to perfect – mild spring, steady temperatures through the summer and a leisurely harvest. This allowed the fruit to develop intense flavour profiles and balanced acidity - these are what mark out the 2013 Opus One as truly special among its fellow vintages.

The promise that resonates in each taste is not just for pleasure but also solid investment potential in fine wines such as this. This 2013 vintage's unique climatic profile, coupled with its reputation as one of the leading New World wines truly cements it as an attractive proposition for any savvy wine investor.

Every sip from the 2013 Opus One is a toast to the inspiring blend of old-world ethos and new-world innovation. A sip that reverberates with history, enriched with possibility and carries hope for a prosperous investment future.

Market price (SGD)

$6,440.00

12x75cl

Highest score

98

POP score

214.44

Scores and tasting notes

98

Deep garnet colored, the 2013 Opus One needs a little swirling before exploding with preserved black and blue fruits—blueberry compote, blackberry pie and blackcurrant cordial—giving way to notes of unsmoked cigars, new leather, beef drippings and menthol with wafts of roasted rosemary and rose oil. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is both powerful and ethereal, charged with energy and backed up by profound black fruits, supported with plush tannins and seamless freshness, finishing very long and beautifully perfumed.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 26 February 2021

Vintage performance