Of the great European wine families, the Rothschilds are perhaps the best known. Baron Philippe de Rothschild’s vision changed the world of wine: he invented Château bottling, commissioned great artists to illustrate his wine labels – and, in partnership with Robert Mondavi in 1979, created Opus One within the Napa Valley, California.
During California wine month at Avenue throughout June we will be pouring, via the revolutionary coravin system, Opus One 1995. The vintage is almost perfect in every respect – medium brick in colour with an intense nose of dried blackberries and cherries laced with complex aromas of coffee grounds, tobacco leaf, cumin and soy. Nice concentration of mature berry and spice fruit balanced by medium to firm, slightly chewy tannins and medium to high acidity. A more structured style of Opus with very long, elegant finish.
Usually priced at £410 per bottle you can now try this wonderful wine as a 125ml sample for £29. A truly unique opportunity, but remember – once the bottle is gone, it’s gone…we won’t open another!