Opimian Select

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Horizons, cellar, taste - it doesn't matter what it is. Opimian Select will provide you with several different wines to try from eight different wine regions. You can sample and taste the great, everyday selection of wine from our suppliers… find a few favourites and discover what characteristics you love.

Evolve…

Wine lovers have one thing in common with the wine they drink – they evolve. Your wine preferences aren’t the same now as they were when you first tasted wine…. and they won’t be the same after you’ve joined this program.

Enjoy…

Do you worry about deadlines? You won’t have to when you’re on this program. Opimian will place your Opimian Select order on your behalf… automatically... with every Cellar Offering.
All you have to do is sit back and wait for the wine to arrive!

Let us Explain:

Opimian Select is one of two wine programs Opimian offers all year round. Over the course of the year, members enrolled in this program receive eight mixed cases of wine, one from each Cellar Offering.

This program is for everyone, from new to vintage members; even if you have a developed palate, you will discover something new through Opimian Select.

How does it work?

Opimian automatically places an order on your behalf for the Opimian Select case (not available to order individually). We charge you via the payment method currently held in our files. Your wine is shipped and you will receive a Pick Up Notice indicating where to pick up your wine.

In order to enroll in Opimian Select, you must be a member.

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See below for sample Opimian Select cases.
 
Supplier: Cornellana Estate, Chile

Merlot, 2004, Cornellana
The pretty, middle to dark red colour, with an intense berry fruit bouquet, shows a nice leathery saddle note alongside hints of green pepper and spice. Added touches of dark chocolate bring further interest. On the palate, the soft, ripe tannins showcase the same nuances which are now enhanced by a sturdy dash of spinach green. Attractive notes of acidity towards the finish lift the spicy, fruit driven flavours to a high level.

Chardonnay Reserva, 2004, Cornellana
The pale yellow golden colour attracts attention to a delicious nose of cream cheese and citric juice edged around by sweet, fine oak. The palate is as fresh as the nose, with a lime and lemon perspective and a texture allowing a slight nuttiness and a hint of soft French cheese. Still tight and youthful, it has piercing characters that promote persistent fragrance, suggesting a grace that defies any flowery description. The elegance of every limb and body part of this beauty harmonizes perfectly together. It is a wine of real class.

Carmenère Reserva, 2004, Cornellana
The luminosity of the pollution-free atmosphere helped the grapes to achieve perfect ripeness alongside phenological maturity. Assisted by the unusually high temperature range, the acidity remains elevated while the sugars become concentrated in grapes that remain perfectly healthy until they are picked in mid-April. Fermentation followed in steel vats with selected yeasts, then the malolactic process enriched the mouth-feel. Deep ruby red, with gripping, sturdy, vegetable notes, a touch of smooth oak produces a high level of vinosity. This is truly a wine-lovers wine, round and structured, with a long dry, almost austere finish.

Cabernet Sauvignon/Syrah Reserva, 2004, Cornellana
Very richly coloured with a faintly purple glow, it opens beautifully with a fragrant, sexy perfume offering sweet aromas that include blackcurrants, a touch of coffee and dark chocolate with small hints of smoke and tea leaves. Young tannins dominate the palate where a fine density spreads a veneer of ripe plum impregnated flavours. Some mineral tones lurk around with the concentration in the mouth where an obvious presence of wood is sufficient to forecast a lengthy and bright future. A little time would help to settle down the harmony.

Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Reserva, 2004, Cornellana
Wines of Chile get better and better. They are no longer inexpensive, but they offer really good value in a global context. This one has deep concentration and a beautiful violet-ruby colour. Black fruit, first cassis then blackberry make a noisy appearance as all the fruit struggles to harmonize with notes of oak, a little vanilla and some tobacco leaf. In the mouth the influence of new oak is perfection, with ripe tannins helping this potent, well structured wine taste smooth, rich and long! Decant before serving.

 
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