The prestigious American magazine Wine Spectator has awarded Vilano Crianza 2016 a rating of 91 points out of 100, which means that it is “an exceptional wine, with character and higher style “. This publication, underlines its ” cherry and red plum flavors, backed by floral, orange peel and vanilla notes. The texture is tender, with bright acidity and light tannins lending focus. Lively and expressive”
The North American magazine, with 30 years of experience, annually tastes around 15,000 wines from all over the world, provided by the wineries or by importers in the United States, and it also looks for wines that have not been sent to them.
The tastings take place in their offices in Napa and New York, while in Europe they are held in independent offices. The scores are awarded through blind tastings to be able to do it with impartiality. That way they are not influenced by the name of a wine, its reputation or its price.
These tastings are divided by grape variety, Denomination of Origin or region, in batches of 20 to 30 wines, and no more than two batches are made in one day. In addition, during the blind tastings, previously qualified wines are introduced to check consistency.
The scoring system, over 100 points, is divided into the following sections:
- 54 to 74 points is not recommended.
- 75-79 normal wine. Drinkable but may have defects.
- 80-84 Good wine. Well crafted
- 85-89. Very good wine that presents special qualities
- 90-94. Exceptional wine, with character and superior style
- 95-100. A classic, a great wine.
Thus, the 91 points out of 100 achieved by this wine makes Vilano Crianza 2016 one of the most impactful and best quality wines in the international market. It is a new achievement that positions Bodegas Vilano in the prestigious ranking of the best wines, recommended by the famous American magazine