95pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The real surprise of the tasting, the 2015 Petit Verdot is truly spectacular in this warm year, possibly the best bottling of this varietal they have done so far. It is open, expressive and elegant, with an unusually perfumed nose showing aromas of dry flowers, citrus peel and oriental spices. It has none of the roasted notes the variety can sometimes deliver, and I would have difficulties naming the variety if I tasted it blind. The palate is medium to full-bodied with very fine tannins and great harmony; this is elegant, hiding its power. It has tremendous freshness. It seems like the variety thrives in years like 2015â€”it's expressive, tasty and very long. This is scarce, and scarcity is reflected in the price. 3,245 bottles, 90 magnums and 20 double magnums were filled in May 2017 from 12 barrels. A monumental bottle of Petit Verdot.
AbadÃa Retuerta Petit Verdot 2015 is a mature wine, with structure and elegance. On the nose, the aromas of ripe red fruit stand out, with floral notes and a very subtle spicy touch. In the mouth, it is unctuous, with a smooth and sweet mid-palate. Its finish is long and refined.