Critics' Picks: New York Times' Takes on Bierzo

In his September 19th, 2013 column, Eric Asimov explores an ancient wine region and one of great potential: Bierzo, in northwestern Spain. The wines are made with the Mencia grape and can range from light to dense and structured, but always with "beguiling, exotic aromas of wild red fruit". The region is made up of many vastly different micro-climates and the quality and balance of the wines can vary greatly. He closes with, "Consumers who choose wisely will most likely not be disappointed." Below are several of his recommendations.

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