Thursday, January 15, 2009

Abadia Retuerta 1997 wine review by (PB)

Sardon De Duero 65% Tempraillo 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Merlot is still a purplish colored wine with spicy fruit and slight licorice with candied plum and black cherry aromas.

Palate--this is a well integrated wine that I guessed was 8-10 years old (it is 12 years old) with slight prunes on the rear palate finishing with a touch of olives.

This is a complexz, interesting wine that (NW) served me blind. He paid $17 for it and it is a nice wine with some life still left in it. I liked it and found the last remaining bottle at the store where (NW) bought the one he served.

I will keep it for another year or two and see how it changes. Raise a glass to interesting, older wines!

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