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Abadia Retuerta Seleccion Especial Sardon de Duero 2015 (Spain: Castilla Y Leon) (ID# 2839)

Name Abadia Retuerta Seleccion Especial Sardon de Duero 2015 (ID# 2839)
Varietal Red Blend
Region Spain: Castilla Y Leon
Notes "The value among the reds is the 2015 Selección Especial, a blend of 66% Tempranillo, 24% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Syrah and 2% Merlot. 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." (Wine Advocate)

Additional Notes

"Rich 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." (Wine Spectator) "The black-cherry, warm-earth and delicate, smoky notes on the nose make this enticing. On the palate, there’s great balance between ripe and dry notes, the generous tannins polished and already well integrated. Long, silky and subtle finish." (James Suckling) "Intense black plum and blackcurrant lifted nose over an elegant background of tobacco and spices. Complex, full-bodied and fruity palate with a lovely texture." (Decanter Magazine)

Price

$33.99

Scores Press* Points Other Gold Star
92 pts Gold Star
93 pts  
94 pts  
Other ABV% Body Oak Bio/Natural/Org/Sus
14.5 Full Medium

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