75% Tempranillo, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Komplexer, expressiver Rotwein. Schöne rote Frucht, Kaffee, Karamel, Röstaromen.
Issue 246 End of December 2019, The Wine Advocate | 30th Dec 2019 | Luis Gutiérrez
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.
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