Red Wine Abadía Retuerta Selección Especial 2018

Crianza red wine from Castilla y León. Blend of Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Grenache aged for 12 months in oak barrels.

Crianza. 12 Months in French and American oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
Wineries: Abadía Retuerta
P 93 ñ 94 93 93

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This is the new vintage of Abadía Retuerta Selección Especial, arguably the best-known Spanish red wine of the Abadía Retuerta winery.

The 2018 vintage is a blend of Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Grenache, coming from estate-owned vineyards located in Sardón de Duero, DO Castilla y León.

After a pre-fermentation cold-maceration, the wine was fermented in stainless steel tanks. After completing malolactic fermentation, Abadía Retuerta Selección Especial 2018 was transferred into French and American oak barrels and aged for 12 months.

We recommend that you decant this red wine from Castilla y León a minimum of 30 minutes before drinking.

Pair this Crianza red wine with meat recipes and cold cuts.

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Appearance

The red wine Abadía Retuerta Selección Especial is deep ruby with a violet rim.

Nose

This blend of Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Grenache and Syrah is packed with fruit. Notes of blackberries, plums and wild berries, with some lactic touches, hints of tobacco and spices, and a deep mineral background. 

Palate

Smooth and fresh, with some dim, well-integrated spicy nuances and deep earthy notes. This wine of Abadía Retuerta is crisp and rich, with firm tannins and a long, balsamic finish. Excellent overall balance.

Our personal opinion

Though it does not bear the official seal of the designation of origin, Abadía Retuerta Selección Especial 2018 is one of the most elegant wines from Ribera del Duero.

OTHER VINTAGES

Abadía Retuerta Selección Especial 2017:

Blend of Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah aged in oak for 19 months. Enterwine 93. Parker 92. Peñín 93.

Abadía Retuerta Selección Especial 2013:

Aged for 16 months. Enterwine 92. Parker 93.

Abadía Retuerta Selección Especial 2012:

Parker 93. Peñín 91. Wine Spectator 93.

Abadía Retuerta Selección Especial 2011:

Aged for 19 months in oak. Wine Spectator 94. Parker 92. Ranked 15th in Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of 2014.

Abadía Retuerta Selección Especial 2010:

Parker 92. Peñín 91. Tanzer 90. Bronze Medal-Decanter World Wine Awards. Ranked 50th in WS's Top 100 Wines of 2014.

Year 2018
Type Red
D.O. VT Castilla y León
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French and American oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 12
Parker's Score 93
Peñin Score 94
Enterwine's Score 93
Media rating 93
Percentage of variety Tempranillo 77%, Cabernet Sauvignon 12%, Syrah, Merlot, Petit Verdot y Garnacha 9%.
Pairings Birds, Bull meat, Civet, Cooked foods, Cured cheeses, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Rosted piglet, Specialty Spanish prosciutto
Taste Complex and Elegant, Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky
Occasion A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
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