Eighteen wines received more than 90 points, and six of them were “Podium Wines”, with scores of over 95 points.
This new edition of the Peñín Guide features more wines than ever before, with 11,500 sampled. This year marks a new development: they have segmented the wineries according to their maximum scores, featuring Podium Wines (95-100 points), Unique Wines (94-93 points).
Within the Podium Wines (95-100 points) category was Alabaster 2014, with 97. Very close to this exceptional wine, with 96 points, were Finca El Bosque 2014, Almirez 2015 and Victorino 2014, while La Nieta 2014 and Amancio 2013 also stood on the podium, with 95 points.
In the category of Unique Wines (94-93 points) are El Puntido 2014 by Viñedos de Páganos and San Vicente 2013, which were awarded 94 points, along with Sierra Cantabria Gran Reserva 2008, Sierra Cantabria Colección Privada 2015 and Sierra Cantabria Cuvée 2013. Several wines, meanwhile, were awarded 93 points: Sierra Cantabria Reserva 2010, Sierra Cantabria Garnacha 2014 and Organza 2015.
Finally, in the category of Excellent Wines (92-90 points) is Románico 2015, from the Toro D.O., with 92 points. With 90 points, it is followed by Murmurón 2016, Sierra Cantabria Rosado 2016, and Sierra Cantabria Crianza 2014
The purity of the terroir
The family’s wine-growing project in La Rioja and Toro aims to produce wines that evoke the character of the winery, defined by its versatility and pronounced identity. Marcos and Miguel Eguren, along with their father Guillermo and the new generation, represented by Eduardo Eguren, have striven for excellence in the care they have shown the vineyard and their great respect for the fruit in its cellars, to turn out wines qualifying as new classics; wines that endure over time, fusing fruit, potency and structure with elegance, freshness and subtlety.