THE best wines in the world for 2020 have been revealed – and one of the top pours comes from Spain.
Montecillo Crianza 2016 was crowned the ‘the best buy’ in the world by prestigious booze magazine, Wine Enthusiast.
Leading wine aficionados, sommeliers and luxury travel correspondents rated wines from across the globe put forward Montecillo Crianza 2016 as their top pick.
The wine from Bodegas Montecillo, DOCa Rioja’s third oldest winery, was selected as number one by critics who awarded the wine 91 points.
Editor Michael Schachner said he favoured the balance between notes of fruit and wood and its “authentic Riojan character”.
Montecillo Crianza is made from Tempranillo and Garnacha grapes from vines located in Rioja Alta and spends 18 months in American oak barrels, followed by at least six months in the bottle.
The wine, which is sold in most supermarkets for just under €9 a bottle, was previously picked up a number of accolades including a gold medal from Mundus Vini, 91 points from wine magazine Decanter who featured the bottle on the cover of their Best of Spain issue.