Top 10 wines in the US press

12th September, 2013 by Andy Young

Rebecca Murphy picks out a “scrumptious wine that’s redolent of tropical fruit and peaches”, while Eric Asimov recommends a “structured, complex and energetic” red.

In leading a New York Times tasting panel through a range of 2010 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Asimov wrote: “The skirmish lines among wine lovers feature many flash points, subjects so divisive that antagonists bristle even before they’ve said a word or tasted a drop. Right up there in the argumentative forefront is the southern Rhône, particularly the wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape.”

He added: “Why Châteauneuf? The trajectory of its evolution over the last 25 years has been clear: a powerful, intense, complex and somewhat rustic wine has become bigger, richer, heavier, jammier and more polished. In a way, Châteauneuf represents the rise of….

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