Wine critics who fail to give perfect scores are “dodging responsibility” according to the world’s most influential wine reviewer, Robert Parker.
A bidder at the Heart’s Delight wine tasting and auction in New York has paid US$100,000 to have lunch with Robert Parker and 24 wines from his cellar.
While Bordeaux begins to release the 2014s, one négociant warns that he needs to sell the 2011s before he even considers buying the latest vintage.
Robert Parker has released his in-bottle scores for the 2012 vintage and noted that despite his initial misgivings about the price and hit-and-miss wine quality, there are “cherries to be plucked”.
Robert Parker is offering a private lunch for 11 guests with him and 24 bottles from his cellar at a charity auction in Washington DC later this month.
As Robert Parker steps back from Bordeaux en primeur tastings, one fine wine fund has highlighted a number of signs that his overall influence is on the wane.
The high prices set by famous wine estates is shutting people out of the market and creating a “caste system of wine”, according to Robert Parker, who also admitted that he “is part of the problem”.
A wine investment firm has tracked the varied fortunes of 2005 Bordeaux and, with Robert Parker set to revisit the vintage, considers the impact of any upward re-evaluation.
The practice of buying Bordeaux en primeur has lost all its appeal for collectors unless the vintage is exceptional, according to the world’s most influential wine critic.
Spending a lot for a top quality wine is fine if you plan to drink it, but not as a form of investment, says the world’s leading wine critic Robert Parker.
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