Opus One 1993 17.5 Drink now-2009
Smaller berries and crop size than usual. Estate fruit had to be supplemented by To-Kalon produce.
Cabernet Sauvignon 89%, Cabernet Franc 7%, Merlot 4%
Skin contact 42 days
18 months in new French oak
Very deep colour. Still vibrant crimson. More voluptuous and easier than the 1991. Very engaging nose. Inky and dusty. Fine, ripe tannins. I can imagine other California winemakers envying this! Very, very refreshing and appetising. Neat dry finish. Lacy. Not dense.
Jancis Robinson .com 2004