As exclusive agents for Artadi in Ireland, our congratulations go out to them on their most recent accolade. Bodegas Artadi has been chosen as the best Spanish cellar of the year in the new edition of the prestigious Guia Penin. According to the tasting committee, ARTADI is responsible for some truly "exceptional wines". Among the wines of the 2011 vintage, the rating obtained by ARTADI El Carretil (98 points) is quite outstanding. This wine is part of the three ARTADI Single Vineyard wines that Artadi now bottles separately. Also noteworthy is ARTADI La Poza de Ballesteros (97 points) and the now iconic Vina El Pison (97 points). The awards ceremony took place last Wednesday at the Ferrocarril Museum of Madrid, one day before the celebration of the Salon of the Best Wines of Spain, where ARTADI also was present. Our friend, Juan Carlos Lopez de Lacalle, the owner of Artadi, received the award from Carlos Gonzalez, the director of the guide, who highlighted the improvement of the quality of the Spanish wines throughout the last years. The full list of the award winning Artadi 2011 wines available in very limited quantities from JN Wine: ARTADI El Carretil 2011: 98 points £97.75 / €122 case price per bt £87.98/€109.80 ARTADI Vina El Pison 2011: 97 points £147 / €183 case price per bt £132.30/€164.70 ARTADI La Poza de Ballesteros 2011: 97 points £57 / €71.95 case price per bt £51.30/€64.76 ARTADI Valdegines 2011: 96 points £36.50/ €46.85 case price per bt £32.85/€42.17 ARTADI Pagos Viejos 2011: 95 points £51.99/€65.60 case price per bt £46.79/€59.04 Our tip: THESE ARE CLASSICS OF THE FUTURE – SO DON’T MISS THE CHANCE TO BUY THEM FOR YOUR CELLAR NOW.