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Date Printed: 7/29/2014
Abadia Retuerta Cuvee El Palomar 2000
Abadia Retuerta Cuvee El Palomar 2000
(search item no. 87498)

PRICE ON 7/29/2014: $36.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1996 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Deep crimson in color with ruby highlights, Cuvée Palomar shows intense aromas of fresh ripe red berry and preserved plum with notes of violets, orange peel, mint and hints of caramel from the barrel toast. These impressions carry onto a full, voluptuous palate with further floral notes and nuances of torrefaction set in a silky tannic structure of elegant balance. The finish is long and powerful, an expression of one of the great microclimates of the Duero Valley.
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About Abadia Retuerta:

The Abadía Retuerta Estate occupies over 700 hectares of terrain, and its name comes from the combination of two words that define and describe the territory: Rívula (river bank) and Torta (twisting, winding). Over 204 hectares of vineyards are spread out on hillsides ranging in altitude from a maximum 850 metres down to the southern bank of the Duero River. Most of the world's best varieties of soil are represented.

Designed by famous French enologist, Pascal Delbeck, in 1996, Abadía Retuerta winery is a surprising combination of tradition and modernity, recognized as one of the most advanced wineries in Europe. Currently, Angel Anocíbar Beloqui (PhD in Enology and Ampelography from the University of Bordeaux and International Wine Challenge 2005 Winemaker of the Year) coordinates the entire process, from the vine to the bottle.

Abadía Retuerta estate wines offer some very unique characteristics. They are full-colored wines, intense and aromatically clean, clearly structured, smooth to the palate and delicate in the development of their strength.