Abadia Retuerta Seleccion Especial 2016
|Region||Spain, Valladolid, Sardon del Duero|
Seleccion Especial is Abadia 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 is 2016 Seleccion Especial, from on of the best vintages in recent time in the region. It's 75% Tempranilo, 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. This 2016 feels quite integrated and balanced, ripe and medium-bodied, with a soft tender palate, round tannins and moderate influence from the elevage of 13 months in French and American oak barrels.
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.