The prestigious International Wine Challenge competition has awarded the wines Olabarri Gran Reserva 2010 and Bikandi 2005 silver medals and has classified them both with 93 points.
Viña Olabarri Reserva 2014 has been awarded bronze medal and Olabarri Crianza 2015 has received the received the classification of “Commended” For its quality.
Thousands of wines from a total of 55 countries have been submitted to the contest in which six co-judges of recognized international prestige (Sarah Abbott MW, Tim Atkin MW, Oz Clarke, Dr. Jamie Goode, Charles Metcalfe and Peter McCombie MW ) taste all medal wines to ensure that only the best are awarded.
Wine tasting notes provided by IWC:
Olabarri Gran Reserva 2010 . Toasted bread, ripe dates, generous aromas of wild strawberries, wine with a broad heart, classic structure. BRAVO. 93 Points.
Bikandi Reserva 2005. Plum, notes of fine tobacco, raspberry, medium palate with well integrated tannins and a long finish. 93 Points
Olabarri Reserva 2014. Classic Rioja with notes of ripe strawberry, red and sweet plum, vanilla, caramel, and leather notes. Delicious.
The medals received by the main producing countries in this edition have been:
France – 1,331, Australia – 769, Italy – 717, Spain – 692, Portugal – 532, South America – 562,
New Zealand – 394, South Africa – 303…