{"api":{"host":"https:\/\/pinot.decanter.com","authorization":"Bearer MjIzOTY0NzYxNDVhNjI2MjAwYjdlNjgwYzJmZDhmYzMyZDZkNGQzZDljYWQ5MDE1ZTRjMTM2YTIwNzZhMTZiOA","version":"2.0"},"piano":{"sandbox":"false","aid":"6qv8OniKQO","rid":"RJXC8OC","offerId":"OFPHMJWYB8UK","offerTemplateId":"OFPHMJWYB8UK","wcTemplateId":"OTOW5EUWVZ4B"}}


Quality Rioja 2010: Panel tasting results

Riojas priced at £15 and above, these oak-aged styles, traditional or otherwise, impressed us all, says Simon Field MW...

69 Riojas tasted, with 2 Outstanding and 34 Highly Recommended

The tasters: Sarah Jane Evans MW, Simon Field MW and Pierre Mansour

Scroll down to see the tasting notes & scores

The verdict

This was a fascinating and uplifting tasting and it was inspiring to see so many of these current release 2010 Riojas, despite their age, coming in at relatively modest price points – certainly in the context of their relative maturity and inherent quality.

See all the wines in this panel tasting

Top-scoring Rioja 2010 from the panel tasting:


See all the wines in this panel tasting

You might also like:

Rioja renegades: 10 producers writing their own rules

Comparing Artadi terroirs: Single vineyard wines

Decanter’s top wines of 2018: Most exciting picks

Latest Wine News