Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 2010, from the Marqués de Murrieta winery, has managed to snatch the top spot from French wineries and has been recognized as the best wine in the world by Wine Spectator.

Wine Spectator belongs to the most prestigious North American publishing group in the world of luxury, wine and spirits, publishing its respected ranking every year. 48 hours ago and as a preview, they revealed the top 10 positions on the list and Castillo Ygay 2010 has managed to be the undisputed number one, a wine that has been presented to the market this year.

For the elaboration of this ranking, more than 11 thousand wines from all over the world have been tasted and this centenary label has been the only Spanish to be among the 10 best in the world. The rest of the top 10 positions are held by wines from France, Italy and the United States.

The select committee of critics has taken into account different criteria for their evaluations such as quality, the history of the winery, the impeccable image of its wines around the world and what they call the X factor, a criterion associated with feeling, passion and the enthusiasm that wine arouses in tasters.

 In the statement that they have issued announcing the news, they highlight: “For its history, its character and for reminding us of the value of commitment, effort and perseverance, Castillo Ygay 2010 from Bodegas Marqués de Murrieta is the winner of the award for Best Wine in the World”

This recognition is undoubtedly a great achievement for Spanish wine, for Marqués de Murrieta and for the family that leads one of the projects that best represents the quality and good work of Spain.

Its current president, Vicente Dalmau Cebrián-Sagarriga, has achieved with his passion, leadership and dedication that their project has a presence in more than 100 countries and is once again at the head of the best wines in the world.