Abadia Retuerta Seleccion Especial 2015 - Stirling Fine Wines
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Abadia Retuerta Seleccion Especial 2015

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Abadia Retuerta Seleccion Especial 2015
$30.99
Save $3.00 (9%)
$27.99

SKU 25683

750ml

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Good colour intensity, saturated deep red. Complex, attractive nose with a wealth of fruity, floral aromas, fresh eucalyptus and roasted notes. Smooth and elegant on the entry developing into a wine with a fabulous aromatic lift and finesse. Alcohol, acidity and structure are pleasantly balanced with fine quality tannins. A persistent wine with red fruit aromas (strawberry, cherry, morello cherry) and soft balsamic and spicy notes.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Region Spain, Castilla y Leon, Sardon del Duero
Brand Abadia Retuerta
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
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Wine SpectatorRich and dense, this red shows a brooding character, with woodsy and loamy earth notes framing a core of currant and tar. Muscular tannins are well-integrated, and juicy acidity keeps this lively. Harmonious. Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Merlot. Drink now through 2030. 30,000 cases made, 5,000 cases imported.

Thomas Matthews, December 2018
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Wine AdvocateThe value among the reds is the 2015 Selección Especial, a blend of 66% Tempranillo, 24% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Syrah and 2% Merlot, a blend decided through blind tastings, with fruit from the different plots of vineyard in the estate. It opened up spectacularly as it sat in the glass; it took some time to get focused, and some early lactic notes disappeared to give way to ripe fruit without excess, licorice and even a floral touch. It's nicely crafted and balanced, combining power and elegance. It kept developing and unfurling nice aromas as it sat in the glass, tangerine peel, tonka beans, sweet spices... Great complexity for the price. This is produced in great volume, as 399,000 bottles, 21,500 magnums and 900 double magnums were produced, which is remarkable for the quality.

Luis Gutierrez, August 2018