Opus One is without a doubt one of California's most high profile wines, as well as being one of its best, and we are thrilled to have an evening devoted to this very special wine. It was the first of its kind, being the first wine to be made as a joint venture by two very prominent and famous winemakers hitherto considered as worlds apart - one from traditional Europe and one from the ‘New World’. This has inspired many different partnerships since and it is now quite difficult to remember what a radical idea it was at the time. We are referring to the two giants of the wine world, the late Robert Mondavi from California and the late Baron Philippe de Rothschild from the First Growth Château Mouton Rothschild in Pauillac, Bordeaux. The first vintage (1979) was released in 1983 at the then unprecedented price of fifty dollars a bottle.
Since then Opus One has gone from strength to strength. See for yourself by joining Max Lalondrelle, our Fine Wine Buying Director, and David Pearson direct from Opus One, who will guide us through the vintages of the evening, topped and tailed by a delicious Champagne aperitif and a stupendous dessert wine.
Wines to be tasted:
2004 Berrys' United Kingdom Cuvee, Grand Cru, Mailly
2009 Opus One, Oakville, Napa Valley, California, USA
2008 Opus One, Oakville, Napa Valley, California, USA
2004 Opus One, Oakville, Napa Valley, California, USA
1980 Opus One, Oakville, Napa Valley, California, USA
Berrys' William Pickering, 20-year-old Tawny Port