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Abadal Crianza 2016

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€9.10

Abadal Crianza 2016

Characteristics

  • Crianza. 10 Months in French, American, and Hungarian oak barrels
  • Bottle size:
  • 75 cl
  • Percentage of Alcohol:
  • 14.5

Score

90
Enterwine Score 90
90
Media rating 90

Availability: In stock

€9.10
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Details

Produced in the Catalan region of Pla de Bages, Abadal Crianza is a Spanish red wine made from a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Merlot.

Harvested at dusk to preserve the freshness of the fruit, after a careful selection the grapes were separately vinified according to the specific needs of each plot and each variety.

Once fermentation and maceration were completed, the wine musts were blended, after which they underwent malolactic fermentation.

Produced by the Abadal winery, this Crianza red wine was then aged for 10 months in 225-litre French, American and Central European oak barrels, new and 3 years of age.

Finally, Abadal Crianza 2016 was aged for some months in the bottle prior to its commercial release.

Additional Information

Appearance

The wine Abadal Crianza has a clean, bright, intense cherry colour with some purple tinges.

Nose

The blend of Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot, plus the rich array of oak types used to age the wine, results in a very expressive nose. Aromas of blackberries, plums and blackcurrants, along with notes of green bell pepper, balsam and garrigue over a mineral background.

Palate

Expressive, meaty and well-balanced, this wine from Bodegas Abadal suggests some intense balsamic notes, combined with notions of red and black fruit, deep mineral notions and some spicy and salty touches. This Pla de Bages red wine has some yummy tannins and a long, balsamic finish.

Our personal opinion

Elegant and powerful, Abadal Crianza 2016 is an honest red wine that pairs wonderfully with game dishes.

OTHER VINTAGES

Abadal Crianza 2015:

Enterwine 90.

Abadal Crianza 2014:

Enterwine 90.

Abadal Crianza 2013:

Enterwine 89.

Year 2016
Type Red
D.O. Pla del Bages
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Should this wine be decanted? No
Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming? No
Organic No
Is this product free of sulfites? No
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French, American, and Hungarian oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 10
Parker Score No
Peñin Score No
Our Score 90
Media rating 90
Other guides No
Name of Award No
Mono-Varietal No
Percentage of variety Cabernet Sauvignon 50%, Merlot 50%.
Pairings Birds, Cold meats, Cooked foods, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Meat and vegitables, Pasta with red sauce and meat, Poultry, Red meat with gravy, Rice with meat, Roasted lamb, Roasted red meats, semi-curred cheese, Stews, Vegetables, White meat with gravy
Taste Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement
  1. honest wine review by Kirk on 1/18/2018
    Value

    Unpretentious, uncomplicated, super-drinkable. Thumbs up!!

  2. Sip review by Johnny Mercer on 10/11/2017
    Value

    I have great respect for this winery. This Bordeaux blend is very good. Very fresh, with no excess of ripeness or oak.

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