Wine Spectator is one of the most valued publications by influencial professionals and consumers of wine in the United States. Its system is the blind tasting (do not know the wine and the brand at the time of being tasted) and it is unanimously worldwide recognized as one of the most reliable publications and extremely demanding of the industry.
The 91 points obtained put this wine in privileged positions in the list, within 20% of the best Spanish red wines rated in the past 12 months, with the added value that is in the first place (along with another 6 ) in value for money of Spanish wines in its price category (PVP wines 1-20 $), and included in the list (8th position) of “Top values all red wines 20$ or less” considering all the wines worldwide.
Rich and seamless, this red delivers plum, licorice, cedar and smoky flavors over firm, well-integrated tannins. Rather monolithic now, but displays density and harmony. Drink now through 2025. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 5,000 cases made. (Feb 28, 2015)
Besides this Rioja, one of the wines of Hispanobodegas that this publication has highlighted is Catania Crianza 2011, one “Ribera del Duero” of $ 16 PVP in USA that has been rated with 89 points in November issue and has been expressly recomended in a list with the title “16 affordable wines from Spain” with the comment “Spain offers a fount of delicious wines, especially reds, at reasonable prices”.
With these ratings, wines of Hispanobodegas successfully continue its path of recognition in the demanding American market, and therefore in the global wine industry: “Quality as our only objective”, the premise that the group decided as a goal in 2009, and it remains as our main goal.