2004 Opus One Proprietary Red Wine

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 96
  • IWC 91
  • WS 90

Reviews for 2004 Opus One Proprietary Red Wine

WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2014
Aged in 100% new French oak for 17 months and in bottle for 14 months prior to release, the 2004 Opus One is a blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. It boasts a... Aged in 100% new French oak for 17 months and in bottle for 14 months prior to release, the 2004 Opus One is a blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. It boasts a dense ruby/purple color along with a sweet bouquet of lead pencil shavings, black currants and a hint of toasty oak. More evolved than usual, this full-bodied, opulent 2004 is part of the new wave of Opus Ones made under the administration of Philippe Dhalluin, the administrator of Mouton Rothschild, who has begun to exploit this estate’s enormous potential. This beauty can be drunk now or cellared for another 20 years. - Robert Parker
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2007
Good full ruby. Roasted black raspberry blackberry spicecake licorice minerals and nutty oak on the nose. Denser than the 2005 and a step up in intensity but nicely light on its feet. There's lovely sweetness to the black... Good full ruby. Roasted black raspberry blackberry spicecake licorice minerals and nutty oak on the nose. Denser than the 2005 and a step up in intensity but nicely light on its feet. There's lovely sweetness to the black fruit and licorice flavors. Finishes with big but sweet tannins and a lingering minerality. This makes the 2005 seem a bit dry by comparison. Bottled in July of 2006 for the first time without being fined. (I continue to find the '03 too herbal lean and dry to recommend. The '02 in March was less herbal and minty than my sample two years ago but still high-toned truffley and a bit vegetal with a note of black olive and a rather chunky texture. This rather backward wine needs time but I find it disappointing in the context of the vintage rating 87+?. The wild distinctly Old World 2001 on the other hand was wonderfully dense sweet and lush without coming across as heavy showing complex notes of cassis graphite spicecake leather and game; lovely inner-mouth perfume; and an explosive finish featuring fine-grained suave tannins that reach the front teeth. This very sexy and showy wine rated 91 in Issue 118 merited 92 in March.) 91(+?)? points
WS 90
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2007
Bordeaux-like in its structure and balance showing cedary oak dusty berry dried currant and mineral with hints of herb and sage. The flavors firm up on the finish and this is rich and intense without being heavy. Needs... Bordeaux-like in its structure and balance showing cedary oak dusty berry dried currant and mineral with hints of herb and sage. The flavors firm up on the finish and this is rich and intense without being heavy. Needs decanting. Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Petit Verdot Cabernet Franc and Malbec. Best from 2009 through 2015. 22000 cases made. –JL