Opus One 1994 18.5 Drink now-2013
Very long, cool growing season led to highly regarded vintage.
Cabernet Sauvignon 93%, Cabernet Franc 4%, Merlot 2%, Malbec 1%
Skin contact 43 days
18 months in new French oak
Slightly pale with an even paler rim. Sweet cherry-chocolate aromas. Rather simpler than the 1993 on the nose, in fact. Then it took on a certain minerality. Big and bold and chewy finish. Very graceful. Not a bruiser. Quite elegant. More intense than the 1991.
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