2013 Abadia Retuerta Selección Especial Castilla y León

Hefty red blend from Spain’s Duero

2013 Abadia Retuerta Selección Especial Castilla y León

Selección Especial is an international mashup, a blend of 75 percent Tempranillo, 15 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, and 10 percent Syrah grown in the winery’s Duero Valley vineyards. The wine spent a little over a year in French and American oak, which imbued it with woodsy notes of cedar and tobacco. The texture is dense, chewy, and chocolaty, but a top-note of black plums and violets contributes lift.

Still, it’s a substantial wine that absolutely demands rich food: roasts, barbecue, smoked meats, cured meats, aged cheeses.

2013 Abadia Retuerta Selección Especial Castilla y León
13.5% abv | $30 (sample) Imported by Europvin
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