Like every year, Luis Gutiérrez, Robert Parker's correspondent in Spain, has published his assessment of the wines from La Rioja.

This time, Mr. Gutiérrez tasted the staggering number of 723 wines. Needless to say, we cannot offer you the whole list. Nevertheless, we have prepared a selecion of wines ranging from excellent to superlative.

Here it is.


-We begin with two red wines which deliver remarkable quality for money.

Izadi Crianza 2015. Parker 90.

Palacios Remondo La Montesa 2015. Parker 92.


-Now let's look at the two sides of an exceptional terroir. They are produced by Telmo Rodríguez, who also got a perfect score for the first time with his exclusive red wine Las Beatas.

Lindes de Remelluri Viñedos de Labastida 2013. Parker 93+ 

Lindes de Remelluri Viñedos de San Vicente 2013. Parker 92+.


-Incidentally, let's not forget the new Rioja.

Orben Malpuesto 2015. Parker 92.

Artuke Finca Los Locos 2015. Parker 92+.


-We close the list with two desert island wines.

A white wine which is in a class of its own. Marqués de Murrieta Capellanía 2012. Parker 93.

A monument of a wine. Prado Enea Gran Reserva 2010. Parker 97.


Until our next post,

Enjoy wine -and let it breathe.