In 2005, Abadía Retuerta Selección Especial 2001 received the award at the International Wine Challenge in London as the world’s best red wine. As well, Abadía Retuerta Selección Especial was ranked for three consecutive days in Wine Spectator´s Top 100 World Wine Lis with 2010, 2011 and 2012 vintages.
Taste - On the palate, it has an intense fruity touch, mainly of red fruits. Aged in French and American oak barrels, the wood infuses notes of cedar, pastry and dark roasting. It attacks the palate politely but firmly