Spanish Syrah and Petit Verdot from Abadia Retuerta winery have come out on top in a blind tasting against wines from top producers worldwide.
magazine (Austria); Madeleine Stenwreth MW (Sweden); Jane Masters (MW); Chandra Kurt (Switzerland).Of the five vintage 2010 Syrahs tasted Abadia Retuerta’s Pago Garduña came out ahead of Giaconda’s Warner Vineyard and Torbreck’s Descendant, followed by wines from Cote Rotie and Hermitage. The judges highlighted Pago Garduña’s balance between the fruitfulness and density of the Australian wines, and the leaner character of the French.The Abadia Retuerta Petit Verdot 2012 also came out on top ahead of Decero 2012 from Mendoza and a Paso Robles blend. Said Chairman of the judges, Sarah Jane Evans MW, ‘There are few fine 100% Petit Verdots in the world. This wine showed itself as a variety that can clearly ripen well in the Abadia Retuerta soils. It makes a apparent point
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