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Region Producer Vintage Name Qty Unit Case Size Format Price Note Rating
California Mondavi / Rothschild 1990 Opus One 1 Bottle 150cl £750
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    Release Price


    Drink Date

    1993 - 2011

    Reviewed by

    Robert M. Parker, Jr.

    Issue Date

    26th Oct 1993


    89, The Wine Advocate

    This is a terrific Opus, with a broader, deeper palate and less of the overly-sculptured, structured feel that past examples have revealed. The 1990 exhibits a dark ruby/purple color, and a spicy, rich, sweet nose of cassis, vanillin, lead pencil, herbs, and minerals. Medium to full-bodied, with low acidity, sweet tannin, and wonderful layers of ripe, pure, rich fruit, the wine is in complete harmony, without being excessively acidified or brutally tannic. This is a gorgeous Opus for drinking over the next 16-18 years. My instincts suggest it is the most promising Opus One made to date.

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