This monumental wine has enormous richness, depth and polish, brimming with ripe, juicy plum, cherry, currant and cedary oak. Should be uncommonly long-lived. Delicious.--Opus One vertical. Drink now through 2012. 23,000 cases made. (JL) wine spectator 97 pts.
Opus One's 1991 is a gorgeously rich, opaque ruby/purple-colored wine with a knock-out nose of smoke, cassis, vanilla, and a whiff of herbs and licorice. Full-bodied, with surprisingly supple, concentrated, chocolatey, cassis, and blackcurrant flavors that ooze across the palate, this voluptuously-textured example of Opus One is atypical in a vintage that produced so many backward wines. There is no question the wine possesses plenty of tannin, but it is admirably concealed by the copious quantities of concentrated fruit. This Opus can be drunk now as well as over the next 15+ years. Robert Parker 92