1998 Seleccion Especial, Sardon del Duero, Abadia Retuerta

Producer: Abadia Retuerta
Vintage: 1998
Grape variety: Tempranillo
Origin: Spain, Old Castile (Northern), Castile-Leon
Appellation: Vino de Mesa [Castilla-Leon]
Date tasted: 14 January 2004
Price when tasted: £11.95–11.99
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Tasting notes

14/01/2004

This magnificent 700ha monasterial estate is at Sardon de Duero, bizarrely excluded from the Ribera del Duero appellation. Pascal Delbeck (Château Belair, St-Emilion) has been in charge since the first vintage in 1996. This 75% Tempranillo, 20% Cabernet S

01/07/2002

Lush, spicy and seductive wine, whose great depth of fruit will show well for at least five more years.

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