In her year end wrap up of The Great Whites Jancis Robinson chose Valdesil in her top 25, the only Spanish wine to be recognized in the list.
She writes, "“From a producer who has been shaking up one of the most exciting white wine regions in Spain, in the cool, green, far northwest. Godello is the revitalised local grape variety; 30-year-old vines grown on high, …. slate slopes. Lovely freshness, smokiness and sheer confidence—racy but not feeble. Creamy.”"