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Abadía Retuerta Selección Especial 2014
- Great Domaines
- The Wine Advocate
- Wine Spectator
all ratings out of 100 points.
"I tasted the 2014 Selección Especial, a very different vintage from 2013. It was a prolific vintage, so they had to do a severe green harvest to adjust yields, and some rains in September forced the harvest to be a little earlier. The final blend is slightly different each year and in 2014 it was 70% Tempranillo, 17% Syrah and 13% Cabernet Sauvignon. The aging in barrel was slightly shorter, 11 months instead of 13. 2014 was a homogeneous vintage and they didn't need to use any Merlot, which in slightly warmer vintages does not work as nicely as in cooler ones. This wine changed from the 2010 vintage, as before that year they used quite a lot of oak and the wine was very oaky. They have now removed the excess, and the wines show more precision and purity. It's a little riper and concentrated than the 2013, with more clout but perhaps a little more predictability. This has all the ingredients to be a great commercial success." - Luis Gutiérrez, The Wine Advocate
70% Tempranillo, 17% Syrah and 13% Cabernet Sauvignon
2017 - 2022
11 months maturation in oak
Vineyards & vinification:
The aging in barrel was slightly shorter, 11 months instead of 13