La Bienquerida 2021 in James Suckling’s Top 100 World’s Best Wines Under $40

The wines were chosen for their “wow” factor, availability and price, as well as their high ratings.

La Bienquerida, a Bierzo in James Suckling's Top 100 Value Wines 2023

The list of the Top 100 Best Value Wines of 2023 is even more focused on particularly affordable wines that impressed the critic during 2023, what this selection wants to show is that you don’t need to spend a lot of money to drink a great wine in 2024.

2023 was a record tasting year at, with more than 41,000 wines tasted and the best of them making the World’s 100 Best Wines 2023 list or making it onto the 13 Top 100 country lists. Top 100 Values Wines of 2023 is even more focused, narrowing in on especially affordable wines that impressed us during the yea La Bienquerida 2021 was included in the Top 100 Spanish Wines list. We are very proud of this achievement.


95 pts
#52 Top 100 Spain Wine

Fresh and nervy nose with a good depth of dark cherries, mulberries, violets, grilled herbs and slate, with white pepper characters. Some wet earth, too. Very juicy and mouthwatering on the medium-bodied palate with deliciously sappy black cherries and blueberries that extend to a long but pristine finish. Drink or hold.