Robert Parker has been the most influential man in the wine industry for over 30 years, and in this exclusive interview with db, he pulls no punches when it comes to Bordeaux, blind tasting and perfect scores.
Over half of the 49 Bordeaux wines given a “perfect” 100-point score by Robert Parker since 2000 are currently trading below £5,000 a case.
Trade in the recently upgraded Bordeaux 2005 vintage is already slowing on the Liv-ex platform after an explosive, initial burst.
With no Médoc wines gaining 100-points in Robert Parker’s retrospective of the 2005 vintage, one firm has asked: “Has the time come to just ignore Parker’s view of the 05s?”
Twelve wines have been given “perfect” 100-point ratings in Robert Parker’s 10-year retrospective of the 2005 Bordeaux vintage.
Robert Parker has admitted to the drinks business that he was “too belligerent with the Burgundians”.
Château Palmer’s 2005 is the latest wine from that vintage to see an increase in trade as anticipation over Robert Parker’s forthcoming ’05 retrospective builds.
Fine wine traders Wine Owners have looked into who fine wine buyers listen to and how they gather opinion before splashing out – or not – on fine wine purchases.
Following Robert Parker’s in-bottle scores of the 2012 Bordeaux vintage some of the wines, including Haut-Brion, have seen substantial price increases.
Wine critics who fail to give perfect scores are “dodging responsibility” according to the world’s most influential wine reviewer, Robert Parker.
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