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Viñedo Singular: panel tasting results

This was the first Decanter tasting of this newest Rioja category. Made according to strict rules, these top-quality, terroir-specific reds and whites performed very well, indicating a promising future.

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri Izarra, Sarah Jane Evans MW and Pedro Ballesteros Torres MW tasted 30 wines with four Outstanding and 25 Highly Recommended.

Viñedo Singular panel tasting scores

30 wines tasted

Exceptional 0
Outstanding 4
Highly recommended 25
Recommended 0
Commended 0
Fair 0
Poor 0
Faulty 1

Entry criteria: producers were invited to submit their latest release red and white Viñedo Singular wines.

See the top-scoring Viñedo Singular wines from the panel tasting:

The judges

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri Izarra writes for online magazine Spanish Wine Lover, taking care of its English edition. She previously worked as a news journalist for a range of publications including the Financial Times.

Sarah Jane Evans MW is a Decanter World Wine Awards Co-Chair, and a widely published and awarded journalist, author and broadcaster, who specialises in Spanish wines.

Pedro Ballesteros Torres MW is a widely published wine journalist, educator and judge. He is a DWWA joint Regional Chair for Spain, and a regular contributor to Decanter on Spanish wines.

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