Abadía Retuerta Sardón de Duero Selección Especial 2016

Other Red Blends from Tierra de León, Spain
JS 95
WA 93
PG 93
14.5% ABV
Item # 703127

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95 points James Suckling: "This is a stunning Ribera that shows a plethora of finely judged mulberries, blackberries, oyster shell, rust, iron, citrus, vanilla, undergrowth and licorice. Full-bodied and powerful with muscular tannins, but a wealth of dark fruit. Long and chewy on the finish. Drink in 2025. (9/22/20)"

93 points Luis Gutiérrez (Wine Advocate): "Selección Especial is Abadía Retuerta's reliable red blend produced in enough quantities to have good availability and with an approachable and easy-to-understand profile that reached great quality with the 2016 Selección Especial, from one of the best vintages in recent times in the region. It's 75% Tempranillo, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Syrah, 3% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot, a blend that can change with the conditions of the year, as it's decided by tasting the wines. If in the past this wine was quite oaky, this 2016 feels quite integrated and balanced, ripe and medium-bodied, with a soft and tender palate, round tannins and moderate influence from the élevage of 13 months in French and American oak barrels. Drink: 2020-2026. (Dec 2019)"

93 points Peñín Guide to Spanish Wine: "(66% tempranillo, 24% cabernet sauvignon, 8% syrah, 2% merlot). Colour: cherry, purple rim. Nose: fruit expression, red berry notes, floral, spicy, dark chocolate, sweet spices. Palate: flavourful, fruity, good acidity, long. (2020)"
95 points James Suckling: "This is a stunning Ribera that shows a plethora of finely judged mulberries, blackberries, oyster shell, rust, iron, citrus, vanilla, undergrowth and licorice. Full-bodied and powerful with muscular tannins, but a wealth of dark fruit. Long and chewy on the finish. Drink in 2025. (9/22/20)"

93 points Luis Gutiérrez (Wine Advocate): "Selección Especial is Abadía Retuerta's reliable red blend produced in enough quantities to have good availability and with an approachable and easy-to-understand profile that reached great quality with the 2016 Selección Especial, from one of the best vintages in recent times in the region. It's 75% Tempranillo, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Syrah, 3% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot, a blend that can change with the conditions of the year, as it's decided by tasting the wines. If in the past this wine was quite oaky, this 2016 feels quite integrated and balanced, ripe and medium-bodied, with a soft and tender palate, round tannins and moderate influence from the élevage of 13 months in French and American oak barrels. Drink: 2020-2026. (Dec 2019)"

93 points Peñín Guide to Spanish Wine: "(66% tempranillo, 24% cabernet sauvignon, 8% syrah, 2% merlot). Colour: cherry, purple rim. Nose: fruit expression, red berry notes, floral, spicy, dark chocolate, sweet spices. Palate: flavourful, fruity, good acidity, long. (2020)"
Product SKU 703127
Producer Abadia Retuerta
Country Spain
Region Tierra de León
Varietal Other Red Blends
Vintage 2016
Size 750ml
Color Red
Blend 75% Tempranillo, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Syrah, 3% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot
ABV 14.5%
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