The best wines from the 2018 Rioja Masters

About the competition

The Rioja Masters is a competition created and run by the drinks business, and is an extension of its successful Masters series for grape varieties such as Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, as well as regions such as Prosecco and Champagne.

The competition is exclusively for Rioja, and the entries were judged using Schott Zwiesel Cru Classic glasses supplied by Wine Sorted.

The top Riojas were awarded Gold, Silver or Bronze medals according to their result, and those expressions that stood out as being outstanding received the ultimate accolade – the title of Rioja Master. This report features only the medal-winners in the competition.

Now in its seventh year, the competition recognises and rewards the finest Riojas on the world stage. The blind tasting was split into six categories:

  • Joven
  • Crianza
  • Reserva
  • Gran Reserva
  • Vinos de autor
  • Rioja 15 years and older

For further information please contact any of the team at the drinks business on +44(0)207 803 2420 or email Sophie Raichura at sophie@thedrinksbusiness.com