Abadía Retuerta Selección Especial2018
Other bottle sizes and vintages
£33.70/ 0.75 L btl
What does this wine taste like?
|Picota cherry red / Intense / Opaque|
|Higly aromatic / Fruit aromas / Black fruit / Toasty notes / Floral scents|
|Medium-bodied / Good acidity / Flavoursome / Fruit-forward / Long / Persistent|
Drinking and storing
Red meats / Poultry / White meats
Ratings and awards
|2018||93 PK||94 PN||94 SK|
|2017||92 PK||93 PN||93 SK|
|2016||93 PK||16 JR||93 PN||95 SK|
|2015||92 PK||92 PN||94 SK|
Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker
Stunning Abadia retuerta
Amazing QPR. Very strong both on nose and palate.Blavkberries, vanilla oak, tobacco, cedar and chocolate on nose. Good acidity and bold, savoury tannins on palate with blackberries. Great powerfull texture. Fullbodied and complex wine. Strong mouthfeel with long, spicy finish. One of the best spanish reds from QPR, iwhich i have ever red. Surely benefits cellaring and longer decanding too.
This is a really special wine, comparable to, and possibly even better than the tremendous Protos Reserva. A superb balance of fruit and oak, a just delicious rich wine with a long memorable finish. Open hours before drinking and decant if possible as mine improved significantly after opening.
Good wine but early to drink
Subtle, tanic with nice aromas and medium finish. I enjoyed it after decanting as an aperitif and with yellow cheese. However I think we drunk it too early; it needed a couple of more years to mature.
Wonderful Spanish red and really good value, this wine hits way above its price point. Has become somewhat of a staple wine in my cellar. Fullbodied and great structure.
Very smooth and elegant
This is a very elegant wine with a pleasantly long finish. Opened a bottle last week and thought it was delightful....may even make it onto my Xmas Day table! Lovely!
|Ageing period||18 months|
|Type of wood||French and American oak|
Bodega Abadía Retuerta’s name comes from two words that define and describe the land: Ribula Torta which means a “winding river bank”. The first written reference alluding to the importance of the Abadía vineyards dates back to the 17th Century, and shows that the wine sold by the monks who were living there dominated the market in Valladolid, Castile’s largest city. More recently, in the 1970s, the former owners pulled up the vines growing...