Abadal won three gold medals at the Gilbert & Gaillard International Wine Competition 2017: a Gold Medal for Abadal Picapoll 2016, a Gold Medal for Abadal Crianza 2013 and a Gold Medal Wine +90 for the Estate Wine (Vi de Finca) Abadal 3.9. The Estate Wine Abadal 3.9 was also awarded a special mention as it received over 95 points; a score which only six wineries in Spain have been given, all of which are in Catalonia.
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