95 Points from Decanter & "Best in Show" Platinum Trophy
Luis Cañas Rioja Gran Reserva 2008
Platinum - Best in Show: Best Red Spanish Varietals
95 Points, Decanter Panel
Decanter World Wine Awards 2016 is the largest international wine competition of its kind, where 69 of the world’s 343 Masters of Wine were joined by 26 Master Sommeliers and other regional experts from around the world to judge 16,000 entries. This year, only 3% of the total were given a Gold medal. These wines were also put forward to compete for platinum medals against others from the same region or style to be awarded the ‘best in show’. Luis Cañas Gran Reserva 2008 was found to be the best example of its type within its region…
This is no surprise to us, as we work very closely with Luis Cañas and have done for many years. His 2008 Gran Reserva combines ripe red fruits with interwoven oak to give touches of spice, cherries and a hint of liquorice. The palate is rounded and balanced with an incredibly long lasting finish.