Red Wine Abadal 5 Merlot 2018

Crianza red wine from Pla de Bages. Varietal Merlot aged for 12 months in French, American and Central-European oak barrels.
Crianza. 12 Months in French, Hungarian, and Romanian oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Pla de Bages
Grapes Varieties: Merlot,
Wineries: Bodegas Abadal
ñ 91 91 91

Availability: In stock

Product Description

Coming from DO Pla de BagesAbadal 5 Merlot is a varietal Merlot sourced from 5 plots of vines planted with 5 different Merlot clones: 2 coming from France, 2 coming from Italy and 1 coming from California. This combination of genetic variants gives this Spanish red wine an unusual complexity

Produced by Bodegas Abadal, the grapes were harvested at an optimal ripening point, and carefully selected before being brought in little boxes to the facilities.

Once in the cellar, they were destemmed and transferred into stainless steel tanks, after which the wine must was macerated and fermented under controlled temperature.

After that, Abadal 5 Merlot 2018 was aged for 12 months in French, American and Central-European oak barrels, where it had previously completed malolactic fermentation.

Finally, this red wine from Pla de Bages was aged for a further 6 months in the bottle.

Pair this Crianza red wine with meat recipes and casseroles.

Additional Information
Additional Information

The red wine Abadal 5 Merlot is medium violet with a garnet rim.


This varietal Merlot from Pla de Bages has a well-defined character. Aromas of blackcurrants and sour cherries, with some remembrances of dry earth, cocoa, toast, vanilla and sweet spices.


Bold and fresh, with a delicately sweet, distinctive note of coffee and moka, some creamy remembrances of red fruit and spices, punctuated by some mineral touches. This wine of Bodegas Abadal has a smooth texture, with gentle tannins and a medium-long finish, slightly reminiscent of a chocolate-flavoured liqueur.

Our personal opinion

An elegant wine, Abadal 5 Merlot 2018 pairs well with stews and, say, a red lentil and chickpea soup.


Abadal 5 Merlot 2017:

Enterwine 91.

Abadal 5 Merlot 2016:

Enterwine 91.

Abadal 5 Merlot 2015:

Enterwine 91.

Abadal 5 Merlot 2013:

Peñín 90. Enterwine 91.


Year 2018
Type Red
D.O. Pla del Bages
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 10 minutes before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French, Hungarian, and Romanian oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 12
Peñin Score 91
Enterwine's Score 91
Media rating 91
Mono-Varietal Merlot
Pairings Birds, Cooked foods, Grilled red meats, Mushrooms, Rice with meat, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Sheep´s cheese, Stews, Stuffed Chicken, Vegetables
Taste Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement
1 Review
I want to thank you for recommending me this wine. A very good Merlot at a fair price.
Review by (Posted on 18 January 2018)
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