Ribera del Duero: Panel tasting results


Ribera del Duero

Beth Willard, David Williams and Diana Rollan tasted 59 wines, with 6 Outstanding and 20 Highly recommended.

Ribera del Duero: Panel tasting scores

59 wines tasted

Exceptional 0

Outstanding 6

Highly recommended 20

Recommended 32

Commended 1

Fair 0

Poor 0

Entry criteria: producers and UK agents were invited to submit their current-release, 100% Tempranillo (Tinta del Pai?s/Tinto Fino) premium red wines retailing at £15 and above in the UK 

It was one of those days that ended with blackened teeth, beaten-up gums and tongues tied up with tannin. Welcome to Ribera del Duero! But rarely had any of us undertaken a panel tasting of such exceptionally high quality and consistency. The wines were representative of an appellation which now sits with ease alongside the other great winemaking regions of the world.

Scroll down to see tasting notes and scores from the Ribera del Duero panel tasting