"There is nothing like a good vintage to put a collective smile on the face of a wine region; 2019 looks like the year Rioja has been waiting for since 2010."

With this unequivocally optimistic tone Master of Wine and journalist Tim Atkin begins his fifth annual report on Rioja. Using his own point system inspired by the 1885 Bordeaux classifications, Atkin has returned to the region to select the best producers and best wines where "quality is the only criteria". After tasting 1,228 wines for his research, Atkin once again offers high praise for the Gómez Cruzado winery: categorizing the 100-year-old winery as “second growth”, including its Terroir Selection (Cerro Las Cuevas, Pancrudo y Montes Obarenes) among the year’s best, and awarding all of its wines between 90 and 96 points.

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