4th 99 League Awards of the 32nd Gourmets Wine Guide

The ’99 League’ Awards bring together those wines that the Tasting Committee grants its highest rating to: 99 points on a scale of 100. These are sublime wines that stand out for their considerable personality, elegance and exceptional qualities.

Only the best wines in Spain enjoy the honour of appearing in the most discerning pages of the ’Guía de Vinos Gourmets, Los Mejores de España’ (GVG), a pioneering, objective, independent and critical publication that, year after year, brings together the best wine-growers throughout Spain.

The 20 wines that appear here were selected from the blind tasting of 4,320 wines between October 2015 and September 2016, having conveyed something special, something different, an unusual harmony that permits them to stand on the GVG podium.

And in response to the occasional question such as ‘If they are the best, then why not give them 100 points?’, the experts state: “because perfection does not exist. We leave the final point for our readers/users to grant, given that only wine-tasters and wine-buffs have the power to decide this."

The winners at this 2017 edition are:

  • Aalto PS, 2013 (Aalto Bodegas y Viñedos) DO Ribera del Duero
  • Arzuaga Gran Reserva, 2009 (Bodegas Arzuaga Navarro) DO Ribera del Duero
  • Carmelo Rodero TSM, 2014 (Bodegas Rodero) DO Ribera Del Duero
  • Cirsión, 2011 (Bodegas Roda) DOCa Rioja
  • Clos Erasmus, 2014 (Clos i Terrasses) DOCa Priorat
  • Contador, 2014 (Bodega Contador) DOCa Rioja
  • Contino Viña del Olivo, 2014 (Viñedos del Contino) DOCa Rioja
  • Cuatro Palmas Amontillado (González Byass) DO Jerez-Xérès-Sherry
  • Dalmau, 2012 (Marqués de Murrieta) DOCa Rioja
  • Don PX Convento Selección, 31 (Bodegas Toro Albalá) DO Montilla-Moriles
  • Finca El Bosque, 2014 (Sierra Cantabria) DOCa Rioja
  • Gaudium, 2012 (Marqués de Cáceres) DOCa Rioja
  • La Cañada (Pérez Barquero) DO Montilla-Moriles
  • La Faraona, 2013 (Descendientes de J. Palacios) DO Bierzo
  • Malleolus de Valderramiro, 2011 (Bodegas Emilio Moro) DO Ribera del Duero
  • Pago de los Capellanes Parcela El Picón, 2011 (Pago de los Capellanes) DO Ribera del Duero
  • Pérez Pascuas Gran Selección, 2011 (Bodegas Hnos. Pérez Pascuas) DO Ribera del Duero
  • Pingus, 2013 (Dominio de Pingus) DO Ribera del Duero
  • Vega Sicilia Único, 2005 (Bodegas Vega Sicilia) DO Ribera del Duero
  • Viña El Pisón, 14 (Bodegas y Viñedos Artadi) DOCa Rioja

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