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Opus One 2018
Hailing from the Latin musical term oper, Opus One translates to the first major work of art, a composer’s first masterpiece. Opus One was born through an ambitious collaboration between two of the world’s greatest wine legends – Baron Phillipe de Rothschild and Robert Mondavi.
Both men shared a passion for wine and desired to create an exceptional wine that represented Napa Valley when winemaking in the region was still nascent. Thus was born an ultra-premium Bordeaux blend so successful, that it has been acclaimed as a “Californian First Growth”.
Accompanied by idyllic growing conditions that saw consistent weather and milder temperatures alongside a flawless flowering season, the 2018 vintage was near perfect. The resulting wine is beautifully perfumed with floral lavender, lilacs and violets and sweet, ripe berries. Fresh herbs, such as bay leaf and lemon grass highlight the dark fruit. Full-bodied yet ever so balanced, the wine offers exquisitely refined tannins that lasts for minutes.
A true masterpiece that transcends generations!