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Abadia Retuerta Red Blend Vino de la Tierra Castilla Y León Pago Valdebellon 2005

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Vielschichtig, komplex und nachhaltig präsentiert sich dieser Einzellagenwein. Bereits im Bouquet zeigen sich diese Qualitäten, die sich im Gaumen wiederfinden. Der Pago Valdebellón überzeugt vollauf durch seine tiefgründige Struktur und seinen mächtigen Körper. Die klassische, französische Rebsorte Cabernet Sauvignon findet in diesem Gewächs einen für dieses Terroir eigenen, faszinierenden Ausdruck.

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Abadía Retuerta:
The Abadía Retuerta Estate occupies over 700 hectares of terrain, and its name comes from the combination of two words that define and describe the territory: Rívula (river bank) and Torta (twisting, winding). Over 204 hectares of vineyards are spread out on hillsides ranging in altitude from a maximum 850 metres down to the southern bank of the Duero River. We have a wide variety of soils, wi... Read more
The Abadía Retuerta Estate occupies over 700 hectares of terrain, and its name comes from the combination of two words that define and describe the territory: Rívula (river bank) and Torta (twisting, winding). Over 204 hectares of vineyards are spread out on hillsides ranging in altitude from a maximum 850 metres down to the southern bank of the Duero River. We have a wide variety of soils, with representations of most of the world’s best varieties, and state-of-the-art technology (meteorological stations, anti-frost towers, etc.) The rest of the estate is comprised of the winery, 12th century abbey, a farm, forest and bush. Read less

Member Reviews for Abadia Retuerta Red Blend Vino de la Tierra Castilla Y León Pago Valdebellon

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Snooth User: ricard
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4.50 5
07/18/2008

This ambitious, expensive wine comes in an extremely heavy bottle, ostentatiously sending out the message that the liquid is “important”. This is a bad habit that some boutique, cult wines are pursuing. It's unnecessary. If the wine is good, it'll speak for itself. In these times of increased environmental sensitivity, making a bottle that adds so much more weight and width to the conventional bottle is going to significantly increase shipping costs as well as carbon emissions just to transport the same amount of liquid from A to B. Surely price does the job of indicating quality – at least in intention. Or perhaps it's designed to tell people who are being served it and don't know the price, that they should take it very seriously? Either way, this is a splendid wine, without question. One hundred percent Cabernet Sauvignon, from a single high-altitude plot surrounded by pine trees, with an extraordinarily dark, inky blue hue, it offers a restrained nose that promises great concentration and intensity. I struggled to fully comprehend how this level of complexity could be so harmonious and gratifying: blackberry, game (hare, venison), steak tartare, and an amazingly long, jammy finish that's peppery and spicy and reveals cocoa and liquorice in abundance. Very impressive. 14% abv, 94 points. As of July 2008, this wine is not yet on the market, it's from a pre-release tasting.


External Reviews for Abadia Retuerta Red Blend Vino de la Tierra Castilla Y León Pago Valdebellon

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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
08/01/2011

Vielschichtig, komplex und nachhaltig präsentiert sich dieser Einzellagenwein. Bereits im Bouquet zeigen sich diese Qualitäten, die sich im Gaumen wiederfinden. Der Pago Valdebellón überzeugt vollauf durch seine tiefgründige Struktur und seinen mächtigen Körper. Die klassische, französische Rebsorte Cabernet Sauvignon findet in diesem Gewächs einen für dieses Terroir eigenen, faszinierenden Ausdruck.



Vielschichtig, komplex und nachhaltig präsentiert sich dieser Einzellagenwein. Bereits im Bouquet zeigen sich diese Qualitäten, die sich im Gaumen wiederfinden. Der Pago Valdebellón überzeugt vollauf durch seine tiefgründige Struktur und seinen mächtigen Körper. Die klassische, französische Rebsorte Cabernet Sauvignon findet in diesem Gewächs einen für dieses Terroir eigenen, faszinierenden Ausdruck.

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