The Bacchus Awards 2016.

It´s that time of year again, the Bacchus Awards are here! Once again, several Spanish wines have been successful and awarded by the jury.

Bacchus is the only international wine competition in Spain recognized by the International Organization of Vine and Wine (OIV). The gala, organized by the Spanish Tasters Union (Unión Española de Catadores), brings 80 of the world’s best experts and tasters, including various Masters of Wine.


The competition took place over four days, turning Madrid into the world capital of wine. Of the 1854 wines competing, 13 of achieved the highest award of the Gran Bacchus de Oro. Here are some of the wines awarded at the Bacchus Awards 2016, all of which of course can be bought at Decántalo …

Pedro Ximénez Tradición VOS. This product is brought to you by the renowned Tradición winery. Aged for over 20 years using the solera method. Thick, silky and easy to drink. Pedro Ximénez Tradición VOS was awarded the coveted Gran Bacchus de Oro.

Noé Pedro Ximénez VORS. Produced by the same winery as the previous wine, winning them their second Gran Bacchus de Oro. Sweet and very silky, this sherry was also awarded 91 Parker and 95 Peñin Points.

Arzuaga Crianza. The third and last Gran Bacchus de Oro winner on our list. This wine is aged for 16 months in French and American oak barrels from the Arzuga Navarro winery in the Ribera del Duero.

Pétalos del Bierzo. A winner of the Bacchus de Oro. It is not the first time this wine has won this award. Intenso y graso, de muy buena acidez. Intense with a good acidity. Un clásico del Bierzo. A classic Bierzo.

Perelada Finca Espolla. Dos Bacchus de Oro se lleva Castillo de Perelada.The Castillo de Perelada took home Two Bacchus de Oro awards. 15 meses en barricas de roble francés de Allier para este vino. 15 months in French oak barrels Allier for this wine. De entrada suave, es fresco y afrutado y presenta un inmejorable final. Soft entry, it is fresh and fruity and has a superb finish.

Finca La Garriga Samsó. The second red Empordà from the list prepared by Castillo Perelada. En este caso, envejecido en roble americano durante 14 meses. In this case, aged in American oak for 14 months. De gran frescor y paso por boca altamente agradable. Great freshness and highly enjoyable step by mouth.

Les Terrasses. Produced by Gratallops in the infamous Priorat region. Prepared by Alvaro Palacios, spends 12 months in French oak barrels. Paso cremoso, muy buena acidez y atractivo final largo. Step creamy, good acidity and attractive long finish.

See the full list of winners here: Winners at the Bacchus Awards 2016.

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