One more year, the renowned critic James Suckling has published his annual review of Spanish wines. On this occasion, the American spent a few days in Rioja, where he tasted more than 2100 wines from the national territory. Among those wines were several from Bodegas Valdelana.

Agnvs, Familia Valdelana and Duquesa de la Victoria are the brands whose wines have been best valued by Suckling, all of them receiving more than 90 points.

  • Agnvs: our author brand takes the best part. Our “Reserva” has obtained 94 points while the “Crianza” reaches 91.



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  • Familia Valdelana: within the Familia Valdelana brand, “Crianza” is the most valued wine with 92 points, followed by the “Reserva” and the “Joven”  with 91 and 90 points respectively.


Calificación de los vinos de Familia Valdelana por James Suckling


  • Duquesa de la Victoria: Duquesa de la Victoria’s “Crianza” has also reached 91 points.


Calificación del vino Crianza de Duquesa de la Victoria por James Suckling

In this way, six of our wines have reached the excellence, surpassing the barrier of 90 points.

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Calificaciones de James Suckling a los vinos de Bodegas Valdelana (2019)


We remember that James Suckling is one of the most recognized oenological critics in the world. Among other things, he is the director of the prestigious magazine Wine Spectator. It is fortunate that Suckling could enjoy a few summer days in our beloved land. Here he was in the company of his son, who helped him in this tasting of more than 2100 Spanish wines.



In this video you can see something else about his trip through Rioja. Although we couldn’t meet him personally, we want to thank him for such recognitions and tell everyone that we will continue working to offer the best wine possible.

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About Bodegas Valdelana

Bodega de vino en la Rioja Alavesa. Desde 1583 haciendo de la familia la esencia de nuestro vino.

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