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NYTimes: Asimov on Bierzo

by TomHill » Fri Sep 20, 2013 11:54 am

Interesting article in today's NYTimes by Eric on Bierzo:
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in which he mostly talks about balance in wines. Nothing profound...but interesting to hear his take.
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Re: NYTimes: Asimov on Bierzo

by Tim York » Sat Sep 21, 2013 4:17 pm

Thanks for posting another good article by Asimov. I "discovered" the original flavours of Bierzo a few years ago in the form of Petalos whose more recent vintages I find too oaky. Raul Perez is much better and his entry level cuvée Ultreia St.Jacques is delicious and costs <€10 if one can get a bottle.

I am impatient to try Ribeira Sacra which Asimov seems to think more reliable.
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Re: NYTimes: Asimov on Bierzo

by Bob Parsons Alberta » Sat Sep 21, 2013 4:28 pm

Hi Tim. RP does not appear to be available here, must pressure the folks downtown to get with it! Prices will not be cheap here eh.
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Re: NYTimes: Asimov on Bierzo

by Mark Lipton » Sat Sep 21, 2013 4:55 pm

Tim York wrote:Thanks for posting another good article by Asimov. I "discovered" the original flavours of Bierzo a few years ago in the form of Petalos whose more recent vintages I find too oaky. Raul Perez is much better and his entry level cuvée Ultreia St.Jacques is delicious and costs <€10 if one can get a bottle.

I am impatient to try Ribeira Sacra which Asimov seems to think more reliable.


Tim,
If you can find the wines of D. Ventura there, please do give them a try. Ribeira Sacra is a far more reliable source of unoaked Mencia than is Bierzo, and their Godello is also quite fine.

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Re: NYTimes: Asimov on Bierzo

by Bob Parsons Alberta » Sat Sep 21, 2013 5:44 pm

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