The results from the Decanter World Wine Awards are in and, unsurprisingly, Spanish wines performed very well. These distinctions, now celebrating their 17th edition, are one of the largest, most influential and internationally trusted competitions of their kind given the extremely rigorous judging process.
In the most prestigious category, called Best in Show, 50 wines from around the world were recognized, and four of them were from Spain: Gran Muralles, from Torres, produced in Conca de Barberà, with 97 points; Ramón Valle Mencia, from Peique, made in Bierzo, with 97 points; and two wines from Lustau: Pedro Ximénez 30 Years Old V.O.R.S. and Oloroso V.O.R.S., both from Jerez and earning 97 and 98 points, respectively.
In the Platinum category there were 20 wines from Spain that made the cut, from Rioja, Rueda, Priorat, Uteil-Requena and many places in between. This included Rabetllat i Vidal Gran Reserva Brut Nature from Bodegas Ca N’Estella, Autumn 2019 Edition from Botaina, Mas de la Rosa from Celler Vall Llach, NOE V.O.R.S. from González Byass, and Barón de Chirel from Marqués de Riscal.
In the Gold category, 68 Spanish wines were recognized, among them Finca el Otero from Aster, Munia from Bodega Viñaguareña, Onomástica from Bodegas Carlos Serres, La Boscana from Bodegas Costers del Sió, Cune from C.V.N.E. and 200 Monges from Bodegas Vinícola Real.
And Spanish wines really took the cake in the silver and bronze categories, receiving 536 and 938 distinctions, respectively.