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Abadia Retuerta Vino de la Tierra Castilla Y León Selección Especial 2006

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The Abadia winery is located in the heart of the Golden Mile of Spanish winemaking between Tudela de Duero and Penafiel. The Golden Mile has special climatic conditions and an age-old winemaking tradition. First planted in 1991, primarily on the northern, stonier and less fertile side of the Duero valley, the estate of Santa Maria de Retuerta covers 700 hectares, of which 204 are planted to vine. The Selección Especial 2006 is very concentrated in colour, with an attractive, complex nose of ripe red fruits, a touch of eucalyptus, and hints of roasted coffee and caramel as the wine opens in the glass. On the palate the wine is concentrated and powerful, with the vanilla spice from the new oak well-integrated with the ripe, expressive fruit, and is very persistent on the finish. The tannins are fine and supple, softened by the addition of the small percentage of Merlot and given elegance by the Cabernet, both supporting the delicate and aromatic Tempranillo character.

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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 Vino de la Tierra Castilla Y León Selección Especial

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Snooth User: Philip James
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4.00 5
02/17/2010

Good red fruits upfront. This is a rich powerful wine with nice tannins and a good finish. A really well priced wine.


Snooth User: schmarty
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3.50 5
04/20/2012

Expert ratings 1998 1999 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 Wine Spectator 87 85 85 86 81 xx 87 Robert Parker 89 90 90 xx 87 88 89


Snooth User: lfsanmartin
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12/02/2010

Este


Snooth User: huyslogic
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4.00 5
02/19/2011

Four glasses


External Reviews for Abadia Retuerta Vino de la Tierra Castilla Y León Selección Especial

External Review
05/22/2009

From the Sardon del Duero, next door to Ribera, Abadia Retuerta showcases rich, ripe Tempranillo fruit in a full-bodied red wine. Ideal with leg of lamb or beef roasts.


External Review
02/07/2010

Abadia Retuerta Rivola 2006: Anhaltende und komplexe Aromen von Früchten sowie exotischen und mediterranen Früchten charakterisieren den vielseitigen und weichen Wein. Ganz ohne Holzausbau kommt die jugentliche Frucht von Abadía Retuerta Primicia am besten zur Geltung. Der Abadía Retuerta Rívola wird mit der zwölf Monate langen Reifung in französischen und amerikanischen Eichen-Barriques komplexer und runder im Geschmack. Vor der Abfüllung wird der Rívola schonend filtriert. Den Wein kann man jederzeit trinken, am besten passt er zu Tapas oder Lamm.Weingut: Abadia RetuertaRegion: Kastilien - LeónRebsorte: 60% Tempranillo, 40% Cabernet SauvignonInhalt: 0.75 lAlkoholgehalt: 13,5 Vol.%Fassreife: zwölf Monate in Barriques gereift Empfohlene Serviertemperatur:  16-18°C Rotwein > Spanien > Kastilien-León


External Review
06/13/2010

Eine intensive Fruchtaromatik (Erdbeeren, Zwetschgenkompott) entfaltet sich im Glas. Sie verheisst ein genussreiches Erlebnis! Im Gaumen dann Stoff - saftige, weiche Tannine - gepaart mit einer fruchtigen Struktur und einer recht opulenten, leckeren Textur. Das Finale, anhaltend, fruchtig und von Ausbauaromen (Zimt, Vanille, Lebkuchengewürz) begleitet, hält, was die Nase ankündigt: Rivola ist ein gelungener Rotwein, der auf Anhieb gefällt.



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The Abadia winery is located in the heart of the Golden Mile of Spanish winemaking between Tudela de Duero and Penafiel. The Golden Mile has special climatic conditions and an age-old winemaking tradition. First planted in 1991, primarily on the northern, stonier and less fertile side of the Duero valley, the estate of Santa Maria de Retuerta covers 700 hectares, of which 204 are planted to vine. The Selección Especial 2006 is very concentrated in colour, with an attractive, complex nose of ripe red fruits, a touch of eucalyptus, and hints of roasted coffee and caramel as the wine opens in the glass. On the palate the wine is concentrated and powerful, with the vanilla spice from the new oak well-integrated with the ripe, expressive fruit, and is very persistent on the finish. The tannins are fine and supple, softened by the addition of the small percentage of Merlot and given elegance by the Cabernet, both supporting the delicate and aromatic Tempranillo character.

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