The 10 Most Overrated Wines
If you are particularly attached to some of wine's most sacred cows you might want to steer clear of The Upgrader's list of the ten most overrated wines. The article is an equal opportunity offender for those who pride themselves on their taste and selections. It's also a ripping fun read. I was delighted to see them name Australian Shiraz. It's not generally that overpriced but it is certainly overestimated. Ah, but then my ego took a blow as the next slide on Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, which I drank so much of this summer for its minerality, was illustrated by a picture of a cat box. Ouch. The rest of the list includes the Super Tuscans (which I agree are overpriced), Albariño, Chilean Cabernet and the auction favorite Screaming Eagle. It's a list bound to generate a certain amount of controversy and grumbling but it all boils down perhaps to one thing, if you are drinking what everyone is talking about, you are probably paying too much for it and there is a cheaper, lesser known and better tasting wine with a similar taste profile out there somewhere.