Wine Review: Pago Negralada Tempranillo

Basic Information – Pago Negralada Tempranillo

Producer – Abadia Retuerta

Vintage – 2014

Region – Spain – Castilla y Leon

Varietal – Tempranillo

Pricing – $99.98


This Pago Negralada Tempranillo is a deep purple in color.


The nose is clean with a medium intensity of aromas. Aromas of black fruits such as plum and blackberry fill the nose followed by smoke, earth and vanilla. I would say this wine is developing.


This Pago Negralada Tempranillo is dry and has a medium plus body and tannins. It has a medium acidity and flavor intensity. Flavors follow the nose with black fruits such as plum and blackberry leading the charge. The smoke and earth add richness to the experience and this wine has a long vanilla like finish.

Overall Experience

I thought this wine had balance, complexity and length making it a very good wine. I loved the fruit forwardness followed by the complexity of smoke, earth and vanilla in this one. I would say this wine can be for drinking now, but has the potential to age.


Food – Beef, Lamb and Poultry

Cigar – Villiger 125th HabanoTatuaje Chuck,  Tatuaje Skinny Monster Wolf

Publication Ratings

Robert Parker – 93pts.

Wine Spectator – 90pts.

Winemakers Notes

In our single vineyard wines we seek to bring out above all the true character of the terroir. Pago Negralada comes from a plot of Tempranillo, the noblest Spanish grape variety. The vines are planted in deep gravel soils intermixed with sand at the surface, and produce wines with a distinctive firm, tannic character.

Having aged 24 months in new French oak barrels, the wine has now developed its full potential. Its full ripeness comes to the fore with layers of fragrant strawberry fruit, liquorice, herbs and minerals with soft, silky tannins on the palate.

In 2010 this wine obtained several international awards and scored 90 points and higher in some of the most prestigious wine tasting events. With its great ageing potential, this is a wine for the long haul. A wine with its roots firmly in the past and its sights set on future triumphs.

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