Abadal wines have been rated by the US critic, journalist and endorser of wines Stephen Tanzer, who has published his scores for 2013. Out of a maximum of 100, two Abadal wines were rated with 90 points: Abadal Picapoll 2012 and Abadal 5 Merlot.
2012 Abadal Picapoll Pla de Bages (100% picapoll): Light, bright gold. Aromas of poached pear, honeydew, white flowers and sweet butter, lifted by a gingery topnote. Smooth, open-knit orchard fruit and melon flavors pick up a refreshingly bitter quality with air. Closes spicy and long, with a sneaky mineral quality adding dryness and cut. I like this wine’s interplay of richness and vivacity. 90 points
2009 Abadal Merlot 5 Pla de Bages (100 % Merlot) : Opaque ruby. Sexy dark berries, oak and flowers on the nose and in the mouth. Smooth, sweet and seamless, with excellent clarity and a whiplash of spicy dark fruits on the finish. Tannins come on late but the fruit absorbs them quickly. This suave merlot can run with many higher priced versions from California. 90 points