California - 1981 - Opus One - Opus One

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  • Region: California
  • Producer: Opus One
  • Vintage: 1981
  • Rating: 91
  • Notes:
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Tasting Notes

ne of the more compact wines in this tasting, the 1981 Opus One is aromatically high-toned and expressive. The fruit is a bit contained in this vintage, yet the wine remains vibrant and delineated from start to finish. There are barely any signs of oxidation in this pointed, focused Opus One. The To-Kalon richness is a bit in the background, but otherwise, it is hard to fault the 1981 too much, as it has aged impeccably well. The 1981 is 93% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Cabernet Franc.

-- Antonio Galloni 91 Antonio Galloni 2013 - 2021