Sun and Shadows

With an impressive crop of current releases, Spanish vintners find hope in the face of crisis

Sun and Shadows
Granada's Alhambra palace is emblematic of the epic history of Spain, a vast country that has relied on tradition to weather centuries of change and disruption. (Doug Pearson/Getty Images)
From the Oct 15, 2020, issue

The COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating in Spain. But with the tradition of holding their top wines for extended aging, vintners are now releasing flagship cuvées from the outstanding 2010 and 2009 vintages, and newer vintages also show promise.

Member-Only Content

Premium Subscription

Join today and get immediate access to this article, and to our entire database of more than 390,000 wine ratings. It only takes moments—but it will help you drink better all year long.

Start Free 30-day Trial

Already a member? Sign In

You Might Also Like

9 Global Sauvignon Blancs Up to 91 Points

9 Global Sauvignon Blancs Up to 91 Points

Sauvignon Blanc's diverse styles are on display in these new reviews of wines from New …

Oct 15, 2020
11 Vibrant California Bubblies

11 Vibrant California Bubblies

New reviews of exciting Golden State sparkling wines from Napa, Sonoma and beyond, up to 91 …

Oct 12, 2020
Alphabetical Guide to Valtellina

Alphabetical Guide to Valtellina

The terraced vineyards of northwest Italy's Valtellina wine region provide a unique home …

Oct 31, 2020
Alphabetical Guide to Tuscany

Alphabetical Guide to Tuscany

The best Tuscan wines from the uneven 2017 harvest are concentrated, fresh, and balanced. …

Oct 31, 2020
8 Enticing Southern Italian Wines

8 Enticing Southern Italian Wines

The allures of southern Italy shine in these new reviews of red and white wine from Sicily, …

Oct 8, 2020
9 Winning Napa Merlots Up to 92 Points

9 Winning Napa Merlots Up to 92 Points

These new reviews show off Merlot's potential for impressive quality and value in Napa …

Oct 5, 2020