"The 2001 Abadal Reserva 3.9 raises the bar to another level. The fruit comes from a single, steeply terraced vineyard and consists of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Syrah. The wine was aged for 12 months in 70% French and 30% American oak and bottled unfiltered. Purple in color, the wine yields an expressive bouquet of pain grille, pepper, black currants, and blueberry jam. On the palate the wine is medium-bodied, elegant, and intensely flavored. It is already drinking nicely and should last through 2015."