Wine lovers know that every year they have an appointment they cannot miss, the so-called Wine Oscars. The prestigious ranking of Winer Spectator magazine is published in December, where the 100 best wines in the world are ranked.

This year’s surprise came from a Spanish winery, Marqués de Murrieta, whose wine Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 2010 topped the list of the best wines. Of the more than 11,000 wines tasted, this wine has been classified as the best wine “for its history, its character, and for reminding us of the value of commitment, effort, and perseverance. Castillo Ygay 2010 from Bodegas Marqués de Murrieta is worthy of the award for Best Wine of the World”, according to the organization.

The wine involved is a red wine from the D.O.Ca. Rioja, made with Tempranillo and Mazuelo varieties. It is aged in two phases for 5 years, 18 months of which are in an oak barrel and the rest in a bottle. In the aging process, Castillo Ygay Especial Gran Reserva Especial is aged for 28 months in American oak barrels. In its visual tasting, cherry red hues stand out; in the olfactory phase, there is an intense aroma of red fruit, incense, spices, flowers, and truffle; finally, in the tasting phase, a velvety, structured, balanced and elegant taste can be perceived.

Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 2010 was the only Spanish wine to make it into the world’s top ten, but it managed to achieve first place.

You can see the complete list below:

Position in the rankingWineYear
1Bodegas Marqués de Murrieta Rioja Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial2010
2Aubert Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast UV Vineyard2018
3San Filippo Brunello di Montalcino Le Lucére2015
4Mayacamas Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder2016
5Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Trois Sources2016
6Kistler Chardonnay Russian River Valley Vine Hill Vineyard2017
7Massolino Barolo2016
8Bodega Piedra Negra Chacayes Los Chacayes2015
9Beaux Frères Pinot Noir Ribbon Ridge The Beaux Frères Vineyard2018
10Bollinger Brut Champagne La Grande Année2012
11Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva2016
12Bodegas y Viñedos Valderiz Ribera del Duero2016
13Tolaini Cabernet Sauvignon Toscana Legit2016
14Felton Road Pinot Noir Central Otago Bannockburn2018
15Duckhorn Merlot Napa Valley Three Palms Vineyard2017
16Caprili Brunello di Montalcino2015
17Bodegas Godeval Valdeorras Viña Godeval Cepas Vellas2018
18Hall Sauvignon Blanc Knights Valley2018
19Résonance Pinot Noir Willamette Valley2017
20Caiarossa Toscana Pergolaia2016
21Joel Gott Sauvignon Blanc California2019
22Pierre Amadieu Gigondas Domaine Grand Romane2017
23Allan Scott Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough2020
24Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Rabajà Riserva2015
25Bodegas Montecillo Rioja Reserva2013
26Quivira Sauvignon Blanc Dry Creek Valley Fig Tree Vineyard2018
27Concha y Toro Cabernet Sauvignon Puente Alto Gravas del Maipo2017
28Bodegas Borsao Syrah Campo de Borja Zarihs2016
29The Four Graces Pinot Noir Dundee Hills Reserve2017
30Compañia de Vinos del Atlántico Garnacha Montsant Pinyolet2016
31Forge Riesling Seneca Lake Dry Classique2018
32Foradori Manzoni Bianco Vigneti delle Dolomiti Fontanasanta2018
33Ken Wright Pinot Noir Willamette Valley2017
34Glenelly Chardonnay Stellenbosch Estate Reserve2018
35Trimbach Riesling Alsace2017
36Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi Chianti Classico Tenuta Perano2015
37Bergström Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Cumberland Reserve2018
38Bodegas Juan Gil Jumilla Blue Label2017
39Boscarelli Vino Nobile di Montepulciano2016
40Tensley Syrah Santa Barbara County Colson Canyon Vineyard2018
41Penfolds Shiraz South Australia Bin 28 Kalimna2018
42Gloria Ferrer Brut Carneros Royal Cuvée Late Disgorged2013
43Domaine Bousquet Malbec Tupungato2019
44Hartford Court Chardonnay Russian River Valley2018
45Ferraton Père & Fils Crozes-Hermitage Calendes2017
46Vasse Felix Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret River Filius2017
47Vietti Barbera d’Asti Tre Vigne2017
48Maggy Hawk Pinot Noir Anderson Valley Jolie2017
49Istine Chianti Classico2016
50Los Vascos Sauvignon Blanc Casablanca Valley2019
51Paul Hobbs Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast Goldrock Estate2018
52Vincent Carême Vouvray Le Clos2018
53Dry Creek Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Spencer’s Hill Vineyard Single Vineyard Series2016
54Travaglini Gattinara2015
55R. López de Heredia Viña Tondonia Rioja Rosado Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva2009
56Familia Zuccardi Malbec Uco Valley José Zuccardi2016
57Château Figeac St.-Emilion2017
58Mount Veeder Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley2017
59Southern Right Sauvignon Blanc Walker Bay2019
60Il Conte Villa Prandone Rosso Piceno Superiore Marinus2017
61Marichal Tannat Canelones Premium Varietal2018
62Clos de la Grange Sauvignon Touraine2018
63DeLille D2 Columbia Valley2017
64La Crema Pinot Noir Willamette Valley2018
65Ployez-Jacquemart Brut Champagne Extra QualityNV
66Invivo Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough X, Sarah Jessica Parker2019
67Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape2017
68Mt. Brave Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder2017
69Bodega Luigi Bosca Malbec Luján de Cuyo D.O.C Single Vineyard2017
70Suavia Soave Classico Monte Carbonare2017
71Stark-Condé Cabernet Sauvignon Stellenbosch2017
72Mercer Cabernet Sauvignon Horse Heaven Hills Mercer Bros.2017
73Spy Valley Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough2019
74Jermann Pinot Grigio Friuli2017
75Château de Pibarnon Bandol2016
76El Cep Brut Cava Gelida Gran Reserva2015
77Ridge Monte Bello Santa Cruz Mountains2017
78Clos Fourtet St.-Emilion2017
79Stoller Pinot Noir Willamette Valley2018
80Reata Chardonnay Sonoma Coast2018
81Château Smith-Haut-Lafitte Pessac-Léognan White2017
82Tormaresca Primitivo Salento Torcicoda2016
83Golan Heights Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Galilee Yarden2017
84Delas St.-Joseph White Les Challeys2019
85Koehler-Ruprecht Pinot Noir Kabinett Trocken Pfalz2017
86Château Thivin Brouilly Reverdon2018
87Wine & Soul Douro Pintas2017
88Sleight of Hand The Archimage Reserve Columbia Valley2016
89Château Cambon La Pelouse Haut-Médoc2017
90Schäfer-Fröhlich Riesling Nahe Felseneck GG2018
91Château Lamartine Malbec Cahors2016
92Oremus Furmint Tokaji Mandolás2018
93Château Pavie-Decesse St.-Emilion2017
94Klinker Brick Grenache Blanc Lodi2019
95Albert Morot Beaune Cent-Vignes2017
96Tenuta San Leonardo Sauvignon Blanc Vigneti delle Dolomiti Vette2018
97Fowles Shiraz Victoria Ladies Who Shoot Their Lunch Wild Ferment2018
98Alain Voge Cornas Les Chailles2017
99Grifalco della Lucania Aglianico del Vulture Gricos2017
100Moric Burgenland Hausmarke2017

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