Wednesday, March 22, 2023

LeDomduVin: Selfie time with Opus One

Selfie time with Opus One

Yesterday, while I was having lunch with our event team, doing a food/wine pairing tasting session (see my previous post), at the same restaurant, the Opus One team and one of their distributors were having a tasting lunch with some Sommeliers and F&B people, in one of the private rooms. 

My lunch finished, I paid them a visit to say hello, and was invited to taste 2 of the wines: 

“Overture” Napa Valley NV 

(Opus One 2nd wine) is a blend of different vintages (predominately 2019 vintage for this one, I was told) 

Nice, bold, generous, forward, fruity, ripe, Bordeaux-style with that “je ne sais quoi” of California vibes and taste. Really enjoyed it. 

Opus One Napa Valley 2018

Behind its lovely dark garnet robe, it displayed incentive aromas of blackberry, cassis, and black cherry, with floral notes of violets and earthy nuances. Rich and bold, yet elegant and distinguished, it expanded nicely with fresh and fruity, licorice, and dark chocolate flavors. Beautifully balanced, with smooth integrated tannins and fresh acidity, the palate is soft, round, creamy, and layered, and the seamless finish is an invitation to another glass. 

Before leaving, I had to take a selfie with the protagonists (right to left):

Laurent Delassus (Vice Président of International Marketing at Opus One (@laurent.delassus_opus_one)

Stephen Raducki (@st4phen7) Kerry Wines

Yvonne Chiong Mougin (@yvonnechiong) (Export Manager South East Asia, Hong Kong and Macao for Opus One)

And your humble servant, me, (@ledomduvin)

Missing in the picture was Chris Lynch (Opus One CEO)

Cheers! Santé! 


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