The winners revealed

27 June, 2008

Now in its fourth year, the New Wave Spanish Wine Awards features 124 wines - the biggest number to date - and a wide range of styles

On June 10 and 11, a team of

16 judges led by Tim Atkin MW tasted nearly 900 wines to select a line-up of the best Spanish wines available to the UK off-trade.

After two days of intense scrutiny the judges had chosen a total of 124 wines - 15 more than last year.

This reflected the high quality on offer, as Atkin says: "We were particularly impressed by the quality of the reds from the 2004 and 2005 vintages, which were a big improvement on 2002 and 2003."

The results also reveal a broader selection than previously seen in this event, taking in both well-known DOs such as Rioja, Ribera del Duero and Jerez , and newcomers such as Arribes,

Ribera del Guadiana, Empordá and Méntrida.

This means that a greater variety of Spanish wines are finding their way on to retailers' shelves - which is good news for Spain.

Full details on the wines and their suppliers will be published in OLN's New Wave Spanish Wine Awards supplement on Friday, Sept 5.

The trophy winners

Best White of Show Mas d'en Compte 2006

Best Red of Show Luis Cañas Reserva Especial Amaren 2002

Best White Under £10 Maior de Mendoza Fulget 2007

Best White

Over £10 Mas d'en Compte 2006

Best Value Red (Under £6) Spanish Steps 2007 (Bierzo)

Best Red

Under £10 (£6 to £10) Ochoa Graciano/Garnacha 2005

Best Red Over £10 (joint winners) Piélago 2006 and Ysios Reserva 2004

Best Premium

Over £20 (joint winners) Torre Silo 2005, Bodegas Pinord +7 2005 and Bodegas Luis Cañas Reserva Especial Amaren 2002

Best Dry Sherry (joint winners)

Harveys Fino and Harveys Fine Old Amontillado VORS

Best Sweet Sherry Sandeman Royal Corregidor, VOS Rich Oloroso

Best Own-label Sherry Waitrose Solera Jerezana Puerto Fino

Best Sweet Wine (joint winners)

No 1 Selección Especial Málaga and Don PX Gran Reserva 1979

Top Spanish wines 2008

Wine Producer Region/DO Retail price Agent or winery

01 Ariane NV Liberalia Enológica

Vino de Mesa £10.99 Spanish Spirit

02 Campo Viejo Sparkling Rosé Cava NV Campo Viejo Cava £6.99 Pernod Ricard UK

03 Castillo Perelada Brut Sparkling Rosé Cava NV Castillo Perelada Cava £8.99 Stevens Garnier

04 Fulget 2007 Maior de Mendoza Rías Baixas £7 Doudet & Major

05 Tesco Finest* Albariño 2007 Condes de Albarei Rías Baixas £6.19 Tesco

06 Orballo Albariño 2007 Bodegas La Val Rías Baixas £9.99 Boutinot Wines

07 Brandal 2007 Adegas d'Altamira Rías Baixas

£8.99 Oakley Wine Agencies

08 O Rosal 2007 Bodegas Terras Gauda Rías Baixas

£9-12 Les Caves de Pyrene

09 Pazo de Señoráns Selección Añada 2003 Pazo de Señoráns Rías Baixas

£40.99 Vinites

10 Enebral 2007 Liberalia Enológica Rueda £7.49 Spanish Spirit

11 Mocén Verdejo/Viura 2007 Bodegas Antaño Rueda £6.65 Boutinot Wines

12 Mocén Verdejo 2007 Bodegas Antaño

Rueda £7.99 Boutinot Wines

13 Nava Real Verdejo 2007 Nava Real Rueda £9.49 Liberty Wines

14 Naia 2007 Bodegas Naia Rueda £10.99 Indigo Wine

15 Storks' Tower Triunfo Verdejo Sauvignon Blanc 2007 Hijos de Antonio Barceló VdlT de Castilla & León £19.99 Hijos de Antonio Barceló

16 Verd Albera 2007 Celler Marti Fabra Empordá £7.99 Indigo Wine

17 Mas d'en Compte 2006 Celler Cal Plá Priorat £18.50 Burridges of Arlington St

18 Valdesil 2007 Bodegas Valdesil Valdeorras £10-£15 Albion Wine Shippers/Berkmann Wine Cellars

19 Cosme Palacio 2006 Bodegas Palacio Rioja £7.99 Hijos de Antonio Barceló

20 Baigorri Blanco Fermentado en Barrica 2006 Bodegas Baigorri Rioja

£12 OW Loeb

21 Capellanía 2003 Marqués de Murrieta Rioja

£14.50 MMD

22 Pardina Rosé 2007 Bodegas Victoria Cariñena £4.99

Anglo Peruvian Trading

23 Viña Collado 2007 Bodegas Santo Cristo Campo de Borja £5.50 Burridges of Arlington St

24 Campaneo Garnacha/Cabernet 2007 Bodegas Aragonesas Campo de Borja £6.12 Bottle Green

25 Alaia 2005 Dehesa de Rubiales VdlT de Castilla & León £6.50 Boutinot Wines

26 Duratón (Tempranillo/Syrah) 2005 Bodegas & Viñedos Ribera del Duratón VdlT de Castilla & León

£11 Bodegas & Viñedos Ribera del Duratón

27 Storks'

Tower Triunfo Tempranillo/Shiraz 2006 Hijos de Antonio Barceló VdlT de Castilla & León

£19.99 Hijos de Antonio Barceló

28 Abadía Retuerta Selección Especial 2005 Abadía Retuerta VdlT de Castilla & León

£16.49 Liberty Wines

29 Abadía Retuerta Pago Garduna 2005 Abadía Retuerta VdlT de Castilla & León

£50 Liberty Wines

30 Durius Magister 2004 Hacienda Durius Arribes

£35 United Wineries

31 Spanish Steps (Mencía) 2007 Agribergidum Bierzo £5.99 Oakley Wine Agencies

32 Carracedo (Mencía) 2005 Bodegas de Abad Bierzo £22.95 Austrian Glass UK

33 Cañus Verus Viñas Viejas 2005 Covitoro Toro £11.99 Boutinot Wines

34 Gran Colegiata Reserva 1998

Bodegas Fariña Toro £14.25 Bibendum Wines

35 Celeste 2005 Torres Ribera del Duero £9.99 John E Fells

36 Cruz de Alba 2005 Bodegas Cruz de Alba Ribera del Duero

£12 Oak House

37 VT Vendimia Seleccionada 2005 Bodegas Valtravieso Ribera del Duero £35.99 Playford Ros

38 Torre Silo 2005 Cillar de Silos Ribera del Duero £29.99 Alliance Wine

39 Torres Sangre de Toro 2006 Torres Catalunya £6.99 John E Fells

40 Castillo Perelada ROC Tinto Crianza 2005 Castillo Perelada Catalunya £6.99 Stevens Garnier

41 Geol 2006 Tomas Cuisine Costers del Segre £16.50 Indigo Wine

42 Finca La Garriga 2005 Castillo Perelada Empordá £20.50 Stevens Garnier

43 Mas Franch Optim 2004 Natur Montsant Montsant £18.49 Bodegas Natur Montsant

44 Torres Gran Coronas 2004 Torres Penedès £9.99 John E Fells

45 La Milana 2005 Albet i Noya Penedès £14.95 Vintage Roots

46 Jean León Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva 2002 Jean León Penedès £13.95 Bibendum Wine

47 Albet i Noya Reserva Marti 2004 Albet i Noya Penedès £19.95 Vintage Roots

48 Single Vineyard Masia L Hereu 2000 Marqués de Monistrol Penedès £19.99 United Wineries

49 Abadal 3.9 2004 Bodegas Masies d'Avinyó Plá de Bages £6.62 Alliance Wine

50 Macía Batle Crianza 2005 Bodegues Macía Batle Binissalem-Mallorca £10.99 Boutinot Wines

51 Ceps Nous 2006 Celler Pasanau Priorat £11.99 Indigo Wine

52 La Creu Alta 2005 Bodegas Mas Alta Priorat £18.50 Indigo Wine

53 Bodegas Pinord +7 2005 Bodegas Pinord Priorat £23.99 Hallgarten Druitt

54 El Prado Tempranillo/Cabernet 2007 La Viña

Valencia £4.99 Thierry's Wine Services

55 Bodega Enguera 2006 Distinto Tempranillo/Shiraz Valencia £6.99 Raisin Social

56 Uno 2005 Rafael Cambra Valencia £14.99 Indigo Wine

57 Minimum 2005 Rafael Cambra Valencia £22 Indigo Wine

58 3000 Años 2006 Bodegas del Rosario Bullas £19.99 Guy Anderson Wines

59 Castaño Monastrell 2006 Castaño Yeclas £5.49 Averys

60 Pedrera Monastrell 2007 Bodegas Juan Gil Jumilla £5.49 Boutinot

Wines

61 Juan Gil Monastrell Monastrell 2007 Bodegas Juan Gil Jumilla

£5.49 Boutinot

Wines

62 Altos de Luzón 2005 Bodegas Luzón Jumilla £16.85 The Wine Treasury

63 Castillo La Paz Tempranillo 2007 Cooperativa Nuestra Señora de la Paz La Mancha £4.99 Ehrmanns

64 Castillo La Paz Tempranillo/Shiraz 2006 Cooperativa Nuestra Señora de la Paz La Mancha £5.99 Ehrmanns

65 Pilgrimage Mazuelo 2007 Bodegas San Marcos VdlT de Extremadura £6.99 Guy Anderson Wines

66 Higueruela 2007 Bodega Tintoralba Almansa £6.98 Raymond Reynolds

67 Real Provisión Tempranillo Barrica 2005 Bodegas Dolores Morenas Ribera del Guadiana £5.49 Bodegas Dolores Morenas

68 Finca Valdelagua 2004 Bodegas & Viñedos de la Casa VdlT de Castilla & León £14.99 Hallgarten Druitt

69 Piélago 2006 Bodegas Jiménez Landi Méntrida £19.99 Indigo Wine

70 Eméritus 2004 Marqués de Griñón (DO Pago) Dominio de Valdepusa

£44.99 Bibendum

Wine

71 Taberner 2006 Huerta de Albalá VdlT de Cádiz £16.99 Boutinot Wines

72 Flor de Lasierpe Garnacha Viñas Viejas 2005 Dominio Lasierpe Navarra £6.99 Alliance Wine

73 Ochoa Graciano/Garnacha 2005 Bodegas Ochoa Navarra £8.99 Pol Roger Portfolio

74 Chivite Colección 125 Reserva 2002 Bodegas Julián Chivite Navarra £20+ Berkmann Wine Cellars

75 Monte Arcos Garnacha/Shiraz 2007 Bodegas Borsao Campo de Borja £4.99 Boutinot Wines

76 Las Rocas Garnacha 2006 Las Rocas Catalayud £8.49 Liberty Wines

77 Otoñal 2007 Bodegas Olarra Rioja £4.99 C&D

Wines

78 Primi 2007 Bodegas Luis Gurpegui Muga Rioja

£7.99

Connoisseur Estates

79 Bodegas Primicia Carravacas £7.50 Bodegas Primicia Rioja £7.50

Laithwaites

80 Viña Herminia Excelsus 2005 Bodegas Viña Herminia Rioja

£9.99 Michael Hall Wines

81 Cosme Palacio 2005 Bodegas Palacio Rioja

£8.99 Hijos de Antonio Barceló

82 L5 de Loriñon 2005 Bodegas Bretón Criadores Rioja £9.50 Playford Ros

83 Contino Viña del Olivo 2005

Contino Rioja £44.99 Hatch Mansfield

84 Hiru 3 Racimos 2005 Bodegas Luis Cañas Rioja £60.99 Alliance Wine

85 MC 2005 Marqués de Cáceres

Rioja £20 Marqués de Cáceres

86 Real de Asúa 2001 CVNE Rioja £44.99 Hatch Mansfield

87 Contino Olivo 2001 Contino Olivo Rioja £45 Hatch Mansfield

88 Medievo Crianza 2005 Bodegas del Medievo Rioja £7.95 Burridges of Arlington St.

89 Bodegas Palacio Crianza 2005 Bodegas Palacio Rioja £6.99 Hijos de Antonio Barceló

90 Cerro Añon Crianza 2004 Bodegas Olarra Rioja £5.58 C&D Wines

91 Viña Herminia Crianza 2004 Bodegas Viña Herminia Rioja £7.70 Michael Hall Wines

92 Bodegas Palacio Reserva 2004 Bodegas Palacio Rioja £9.99 Hijos de Antonio Barceló

93 Ysios Reserva 2004 Bodega Ysios Rioja £9.99 Pernod Ricard UK

94 Cune Reserva 2004 CVNE Rioja £10.99 Hatch Mansfield

95 Cosme Palacio Reserva 2004 Bodegas Palacio Rioja £13.99 Hijos de Antonio Barceló

96 Roda 1 Reserva 2004 Bodegas Roda Rioja

£35 Mentzendorff

97 Roda Reserva 2004 Bodegas Roda Rioja

£24 Mentzendorff

98 Luis Cañas Reserva 2002 Bodegas Luis Cañas Rioja

£14.49 Alliance Wine

99 Luis Cañas Reserva Especial Amaren 2002 Bodegas Luis Cañas Rioja

£24.99 Alliance Wine

100 La Rubia Manzanilla Bodegas Valdivia Jerez £7.45 (50cl) Berkmann Wine Cellars

101 Manzanilla La Gitana Bodegas Hidalgo-La Gitana Jerez £7.50 Mentzendorf

102 Tesco Finest* Manzanilla Pasada Hidalgo Jerez £6.99 Tesco

103 Lustau Manzanilla Olorosa Lustau Jerez £11.49 (37.5cl) Laithwaites

104 Fino Valdivia Bodegas Valdivia Jerez £7.65 (50cl) Berkmann Wine Cellars

105 Waitrose Solera Jerezana Puerto Fino Lustau Jerez £7.49 Waitrose

106 Harveys Fino Beltran Domecq at Harveys Jerez £8.18 Beam Global

107 Tesco Finest* 12 Year Old Amontillado Hidalgo Jerez £6.99 Tesco

108 Harveys Fine Old Amontillado VORS Beltran Domecq at Harveys Jerez £19.95 Beam Global

109 Sandeman Royal Esmeralda VOS Dry Amontillado Sandeman Jerez Jerez £10.99

Stevens Garnier

110 Lustau Dry Oloroso

Lustau Jerez £16.99 Laithwaites

111 Sacramonte Oloroso Bodegas Valdivia Jerez £15.25 Berkmann Wine Cellars

112 Antique Oloroso Fernando de Castilla Jerez £19.99 Boutinot Wines

113 Apostoles Palo Cortado VORS González Byass Jerez £13.99 (35cl) González Byass UK

114 Harveys Palo Cortado VORS Beltran Domecq at Harveys Jerez £19.95 Beam Global

115 Jerez Cortado Wellington VOS Bodegas Hidalgo-La Gitana Jerez £20 Mentzendorff

116 Waitrose Solera Jerezana Rich Cream Lustau Jerez £7.49 Waitrose

117 Sandeman Royal Corregidor, VOS Rich Oloroso Sandeman Jerez Jerez £10.99 Stevens Garnier

118 Noé Pedro Ximénez González Byass Jerez £13.99 (37cl) González Byass UK

119 Harveys Pedro Ximénez Beltran Domecq at Harveys Jerez £19.95 Beam Global

120 Pedro Ximénez Solera 1927 Alvear Montilla-Moriles £14 Genesis Wines

121 Don PX Gran Reserva 1979 Toro Albala Montilla-Moriles £12.99 Moreno Wines

122 No 1 Selección Especial Ordoñez Málaga £12.99 Indigo Wines

123 Chivite Colección 125 Vendimia Tardía Bodegas Chivite Navarra £20+ Berkmann Wine Cellars

124 Estrella Rosado 2007 Bodegas Murviedro Valencia £4.99 Buckingham Vintners




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