Abadia Retuerta Seleccion Especial 2012 (Spain: Castilla Y Leon)

Name Abadia Retuerta Seleccion Especial 2012
Varietal Sardon de Duero
Region Spain: Castilla Y Leon
Notes "A fine, elegant wine with restrained power, true to the place where it's born and the vintage when the grapes are harvested. This is the highly recommended wine from the winery. There are some spicy aromas intermixed with the wild berry aromas, developing some balsamic undertones, licorice and a little bit of toast. It is very subtle and nicely compact. The texture is very fine with dusty tannins, good acidity and freshness. It is long, balanced and supple, with power and elegance. It is a great value and highly recommended." (Wine Advocate)

Additional Notes

"A polished texture carries harmonious flavors of black cherry, cola, licorice and mineral in this focused red. Well-integrated tannins and balsamic acidity lend this a balanced structure. Reserved but deep. Drink now through 2022. 31,150 cases made." (Wine Spectator) Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines of the Year, Rank #12



Scores Press* Points Other  
WA: 93 pts  
WS: 93 pts Smart Buys  
Other ABV% Body Oak Org/Bio/Sus
14.5 Full Medium

WA = Wine Advocate (Robert Parker)
WS = Wine Spectator
WE = Wine Enthusiast
W&S = Wine & Spirits Magazine
VIN = Vinous
DEC = Decanter