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Abadía Retuerta Selección Especial 2020

Abadía Retuerta Selección Especial


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/ 0.75 L btl
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Spec sheet

TypeRed wine
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti14.5%

The wine

Made from a selection of the best grapes from all the parcels, the Selección Especial has become the best example of the Abadía wines and the one which has received the most and the highest awards. A wine brimming with youthfulness, intense in colour and on the nose; we suggest decanting a few minutes before serving to enjoy the wine to its full extent.

In appearance it is a very intense dark red Morello cherry colour, practically opaque. On the nose it exudes an aroma of great intensity, highlighting black fruit, toasty notes and with a floral hint. Medium-bodied on the palate, with just the right amount of acidity, it is well-charged with fruit and flavoursome, showing immense persistence.

Aged for 18 months in French and American oak barrels.

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

Serve between 14ºC and 16ºC

Food pairing

Red meats / Poultry / White meats

Ratings and awards

202093 PK
201993 PK
201893 PK94 PN94 SK
201792 PK93 PN93 SK
201693 PK16 JR93 PN95 SK
201592 PK92 PN94 SK
PK: ParkerJR: Jancis robinsonPN: PeñínSK: Suckling

Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker

2018 was a cooler year with more rain and higher yields, and the 2018 Selección Especial—77% Tempranillo, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Syrah, 1% Merlot, 0.8% Petit Verdot and 0.3% Garnacha—shows very harmonious and better integrated oak than the 2017. Despite having similar analytical data, the wine comes through as fresher, more balanced, more fluid and with a finer texture given the quality of the tannins. 532,607 bottles produced. It was bottled in May and June 2020.

— Luis Gutiérrez (30/06/2021)Robert Parker Wine Advocate Vintage 2018 - 93 PARKER

Customer reviews

71 reviews


Vinification materialWood
Ageing period18 months
Type of woodFrench and American oak

The winery

Abadía Retuerta

Abadía Retuerta

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...


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