7 Spanish wines among those regarded the best in the world
Which are the best Spanish wines? At a recent wine-tasting festivals, out of the 13 wines that were awarded a prize, seven of them were of Spanish origin.
As many know, there are good wines and then there are ‘good’ wines. Of course there are also wines that aren’t that great which you can just get away with adding to a beef bourguignon, but we don’t want to know about them.
Last weekend the Gran Bacchus 2016 wine-tasting festival took place in Madrid, during which 80 wine-tasting experts from around the world gathered together in order to taste 1,800 national and international wines and choose the best for this year.
Representatives from Mexico were invited as special guests as their country is currently considered to be one of the best up-and-coming wine producers in the world.
The event, which celebrated its 14th edition, was organised by the Spanish Union of Wine Tasters (UEC) and endorsed by the International Organization of Wine (OIV) and the World Federation of Great Wine Competitions (Vinofed).
The 80 wine tasters were divided into 12 judging panels of five experts in each group.
The wines were brought out covered in black bags and with only a code showing, so that no one knew beforehand which wine they were tasting.
And out of the 13 wines that were awarded a prize, seven of them were of Spanish origin and gained in excess of 93 points out of 100.
They are as follows:
- Don PX Convento Selección 1931 (Montilla-Moriles) priced at aroud EUR 595,00 a bottle
- Cuatro Palmas (Jérez) priced at around EUR 84,90 a bottle
- Pedro Ximenez Tradición (Jérez) priced at around EUR 59,40 a bottle
- Noe PX (Jérez) priced at around EUR 49,20 a bottle
- Carpe Diem Trasañejo (Málaga) priced at around EUR 17,99
- Arzuaga crianza 2013 (Ribera del Duero) priced at around EUR 17,50 euro a bottle
- Arautava Gran Reserva 2002 (Valle de la Orotava, Tenerife)
The other winners, and best wines from 2016, were:
- William Deutz Champagne 2006 (France)
- Cibébov V Ber 2013 (Slovakia)
- Vasques de Carvalho 40 Years Old Port (Portugal)
- Anselmann Gewürztraminer Spätlese 2015 (Germany)
- Superbia Chardonnay Pozdni Sber 2011 (Czech Republic)
- V Ber Z Hrozna Gewürztraminer (Slovakia)