Today sees the latest release of Opus One - the 2011 vintage.
2011 was a difficult vintage in the Napa valley, with heavier than usual rain in June causing fruit concentration levels to drop considerably and the potential alcohol decreasing by about a percent. Opus One, however, has produced a superb expression of their terroir. Being more Bordeaux than California in style this year, it is a brilliant wine that will complement the 2009 and 2010.
Without doubt Opus One is one of California's most high profile wines, as well as being one of its best, so please do let me know if you would like a case added to your account.
2011 Opus One – 900 GBP per six IB.
Unlike the more exuberant 2010 the 2011 is more restrained and very much like a classic Bordeaux rather than New World. The nose is intense, full of freshly crushed blackberries, Lots of layers and complexity on the palate with good balance throughout, very fresh and elegant. The finish is long, firm and precise with lots of black fruits and concentration with a touch of oak. This is a lovely style of Opus One. (Berry Bros. & Rudd)
These wine is currently lying abroad awaiting delivery into the UK. All wines offered subject to remaining unsold; E&OE.