For a guide to all these regional and stylistic collections of tasting notes, see Sorting through the assortments.
Of all the European wine-producing countries, it is Spain where I find the most to love at the moment. All of them can offer diversity and esoterica but Spain offers a greater sense of new discovery, it seems to me. There are the indigenous grapes of the Canary Islands, the light-fingered reds of Galicia, top-shelf whites from Rueda – plus of course the more traditional, well-known names.
Of those, this article features Vega Sicilia, Palacios (from both Bierzo...