Opimian Wine Concierge

 

Like a hotel concierge, Opimian’s Wine Concierge is in charge of the special services that will take your membership experience to the next level. This is true for every member, from the newly joined to the long-time members

 

A concierge is traditionally the go-to person for travellers and hotel guests who want to know more, see more and do more in the area. Opimian’s Wine Concierge plays this role for our members, and so much more. Their job is to ensure you are getting the most out of your membership by taking advantage of every benefit, learning about every wine and exploring new regions, all without having to leave the comfort of your own home (unless you love to travel, in which case, our Wine Concierge will help you with that too!)

Opimian loves that our Wine Concierge is available to help our members. This personal touch is what sets our customer service apart – you will be able to speak to an actual person when you call! One that is knowledgeable in all things wine.

If you reach out to our Wine Concierge today, here are just a few of the things that he would love do for you:

 

Meet your Opimian Wine Concierge, Carl Bird

Carl has been a fixture at Opimian for over 15 years. He started out as a member, then took over the Northwest Territories (well, Opimian’s chapter there) as Area Representative. In 2015, he moved to Montreal - his hometown - and joined the team at the head office as Area Representative Liaison and Opimian Wine Concierge.

 

To contact our Wine Concierge

Opimian loves that our Wine Concierge is available to help our members. This personal touch is what sets our customer service apart – you will be able to speak to an actual person when you call! One that is knowledgeable in all things wine:

 

 

Bird's Eye View on Cellar Offering 254

                     9462       

DOMAINE DES CIGALONS, AOC CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE, 2016 (Lot 9462)

One of my favourite blends featuring Grenache, Mourvèdre, Cinsault and Syrah. Although there are about a dozen or so varietals that can be used in this AOC, these four are the mainstays of the great ones. This is no exception. Bernard Perrin knows his stuff and has found, in Domaine des Cigalons, a Château that provides consistent quality from year to year. I am sure the 2016 is no exception. I know that the 2012 provided me with a lot of pleasure when I tasted it.

  • Light Ruby with garnet edges
  • Medium plus aromas of spice, ripe red fruit, jam and flowers
  • Dry with high acidity, medium plus tannins that have become quite suppler and medium plus body
  • The palate reveals stewed plums and white pepper with notes of cooked berries, vanilla and cocoa

The finish is very long and the lingering flavours are from the spice and the plums. A great mouthfeel, this wine is very ready to drink. Open and enjoy.

   
9434

WARWICK THE FIRST LADY CABERNET SAUVIGNON, WESTERN CAPE, 2016 (Lot 9434)

This is an annual favourite of mine - and Opimian members in general. I have the 2014 in my cellar and opened a bottle to remind myself of why I like it so much. And boy do I remember. A great wine with terrific balance, nice body and great concentration of fruit, acid and soft tannins. An amazing value.

  • Deep ruby colour with some slight garnet on the edges indicating development
  • Pronounced aromas of black fruit, smoke and elderberry
  • Bone dry with medium acidity and medium tannins and medium plus body
  • The palate reflects the nose with similar notes of pronounced black fruit, bitter cherry, floral and a smoky finish

The oak is muted but adds some subtle vanilla to the composition. The finish is quite lengthy. Drinking very well now but can be stored for another couple of years.

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