Bodegas Ismael Arroyo – ValSotillo wines
We have five top wines according to the best wine experts’ reviews. Would you like to know a bit more about them?
We are very proud and grateful for Tim Atkin MW’s reviews. He has included some of our wines in his special report Ribera del Duero 2020/21 Top 100. Besides, this year we’ve got reviews in the prestigious German magazine Falstaff and in three of the most known Spanish wine guides: Peñín, Gourmets and Wine Up.
These are our first best marks:
- ValSotillo Gran Reserva 2014
90 Tim Atkin
- ValSotillo VS 2016 “40 Aniversario”
95 Gourmets, 95 Tim Atkin, 94 Vivir el Vino, 93 Peñín
- ValSotillo VS Reserva 2016
94 Gourmets, 94 Tim Atkin, 90 Wine Up
- ValSotillo Reserva 2015
95 Gourmets, 90 Peñín, 92 Wine Up
- ValSotillo Crianza 2016
92 Tim Atkin, 92 Falstaff, 89 Peñín, 90 Wine Up
- ValSotillo Finca Buenavista 2017
91 Tim Atkin
And these are some of the reviews:
95 ValSotillo VS 40th Anniversary 2016: “Not many wineries in Ribera del Duero have racked up 40 vintages and this is a very stylish tribute to founder Ismael Arroyo. Made with Tinto Fino from 100-year-old vines in Sotillo de la Ribera, it`s appealingly complex and balsamic with savoury, tobacco pouch notes, sculpted tannins and chalky acidity. Herbal, minty and long on the palate. 2021-2026”.
94 ValSotillo Reserva 2016: “Named after one of the pioneers of the Ribera del Duero Denominación de Origen, Ismael Arroyo makes impressive wines from its vineyards in high-altitude Sotillo de la Ribera. Aged in French and American oak, this is a focused, refreshing style showing stony minerality, blackberry pastille flavours, racy acidity and fine-boned tannins. 2021-28.
92 ValSotillo Crianza 2016: “Jammy blackberry flavours, notes of orange peel, plums, tobacco, spices, notes of fine oak, sculpted tannins, minerality, good estructure and elegance”.
Crianza ValSotillo 2016 review in Falstaff magazine