Luis Gutiérrez, the taster for Spain of Robert Parker‘s magazine, has just published in the prestigious magazine the best of 2017 for Spanish, Chilean and Jura wines.
As always, we will make special mention of their impressions of Spanish wines, since they are the ones that interest us most, although we must recognize that Chilean wines also have their place in the wine world!
Luis Gutiérrez begins by talking about a wine from Ribera del Duero, the Canta la Perdiz 2013, from Dominio del Aguila winery, which with 98 points already tells us its incredible quality.
He continues to tell us about one of the year’s star wines, La Faraona 2014, from the Descendientes de José Palacios winery, owned by Ricardo ‘Titín’ Pérez Palacios and his uncle Álvaro Palacios. This is one of the few wines of the year with a perfect 100 points, the maximum score that can be awarded to a wine. And why does this wine have 100 points? For Luis, the old Mencía grape vines, together with other varieties such as Godello, Alicante Bouschet or Gran Negro, produce fruit of such quality that the resulting wine has so much complexity and is infinitely so good that it could give him no less than that. This wine in particular, and the other wines from this winery in general, place Bierzo as one of the leading Spanish winemaking areas.
Finally, he finishes his review of the best Spanish wines of 2017 with Casa Castillo Pie Franco 2015, something better than the 2014 vintage, according to him. This wine made from Monastrell grapes from Jumilla (Murcia) is undoubtedly one of the best wines in the world made with this variety.
At INVINIC we subscribe to these wines, there is no doubt about that, but we do not want to, and we cannot, forget other great classics of Ribera del Duero or Rioja that this year have taken a step forward and that, for us, have nothing to envy these three great wineries.
And for you, what was the best wine you’ve tasted this year?