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ROBERT MONDAVI Opus One Overture Bottle - NO DISCOUNT

Red Still Wine | America | California | 75cl

£150.00 / £900.00 case

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ABV: 14.5%
Size: 75cl
Closure Type: Cork
Country: America
Region: California
Wine Style: Full Bodied
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot

Description

Opus One is one of the strongest brands in wine. It is a stunning example of great terroir matched with world class winemaking; it is also one of the most investible wines. Overture is the second wine of Opus One, and has been made since 1993, designed for family consumption and restaurants. It is fashioned to provide maximum pleasure with food and to be more accessible younger. This is achieved by creating a multi vintage blend sourced from the same vineyards as Opus One. By blending vintages, they can achieve a standardised quality factor, which has been brilliantly received in leading restaurants. During this time, its star has risen so high, as has its demand, that they have decided to make is available commercially. It is now distributed through the Place de Bordeaux along with Opus One.t is a multi vintage wine, made from a blend of the five classic Bordeaux varieties and aged for 18 months in French oak. Overture is a timeless, true expression of Robert Mondavi Opus One's estate vineyards. It is full bodied but approachable in its youth and shows generous dark fruit aromas and flavors with a soft, supple mid-palate.

Overture is in fact a homage to Bordeaux Blends. It is a classic Bordeaux blend with Cabernet Sauvignon making up around 70% of the wine, but also contains the five classic Bordeaux varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Its extra time in barrel before blending, gives it a greater elegance, with dark fruit flavours, smoke, toast and leather. It drinks beautifully young, hence its great restaurant attraction, but stands the test of time, brilliant after a decade or more. It is a superb expression of the Estate, which currently costs just over one third of the average price trading price of Opus One. The Estate are pushing the price forward and Overture can be expected to see a broad market increase, indeed there is considerably less Overture available and it is priced brilliantly for its quality.

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