Abadía Retuerta Pago Garduña 2015
74.25€ (Inc. VAT bot. 75 cl.) / Spain
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The Syrah 2015 Pago la Garduña is the one bottling that tends to show more marked smoky and toasty notes, perhaps because the oak tends to accentuate the varietal notes. This is matured in 225-liter barriques, and perhaps larger containers would allow the variety to express itself with more freedom, as I find it a bit compressed when it ages in small barrels. It's structured, with round tannins and good volume. This is a wine that always gives me mixed feelings, as I feel it could be much better—perhaps it's a matter of waiting for the bottle. They produced 30 barrels, which filled 8,000 bottles and some larger formats. It was bottled in May 2017.
Between 16ºC and 18ºC
Aged for 20 months in new French oak barrels.
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