The list of winners of the IX prizes of the Spanish Association of Wine Journalists and Writers, AEPEV, which honour the best wines of Spain in 2017, has just been published.
Of the more than 655 brands of wines presented, some of the most renowned Spanish wineries stand out.
We recall that these awards are divided into 11 categories, but also awarded the prize for Best Wine of the Year, which has fallen this time in the magnificent Don PX Gran Reserva 1986 of the winery Toro Albalá.
Don PX Gran Reserva 1986: Best Wine of the Year
The Toro Albalá winery stands out for its production of great generous and sweet wines from the DO Montilla Moriles, such as Don Px Convento 1946, scored with 100 Parker points.
The Don Px Gran Reserva 1986 is a much more affordable wine than the previous one, but with an extraordinary quality. It is a Pedro Ximénez with a 30-year-old cask ageing, which makes it ideal for pairing not only with desserts, but also with a dish made from some sweet sauce. It has 94 points from the Peñín Guide, and 92 points from Robert Parker, so we can consider it undoubtedly as one of the great Spanish wines.
Let’s go see some of the other award-winning wines.
Borsao Tres Picos 2016: best red wine of 2015 and 2016
The Borsao Tres Picos does not stop accumulating prizes. Vintage after vintage becomes one of the best exponents of the fruit that the well worked Garnacha grape can give us.
Tres Picos 2016 seems to have nothing to envy its brother from the previous vintage – Tres Picos 2015-, excellently scored by Parker and Peñín and once again being one of the best references of Spanish wine in the world, both for its quality and price.
Baron De Chirel Vineyard Viñas Centenarias Verdejo 2015: Best white wine in oak barrels
Baron De Chirel Viñas Centenarias Verdejo 2015 is made by the Marqués de Riscal winery, and it is perhaps the best wine this winery makes! Although this is one of Rioja’s legendary wineries, this white wine made from centuries-old Verdejo grapes with very low yields is a “signature wine”, full of nuances and flavours that you will find in very few white wines in the world. Even though it’s not cheap, don’t hesitate to give it to you for your enjoyment at any event.
Here is the complete list of the wines awarded in this 2017 edition of AEPEV.
Don’t miss them!