Our scoop this morning published a list 0f 16 perfect wines according to Robert Parker. Now that the official list is out, we have more record breaking news for you. Robert Parker Gives 18 Wines 100 Pts! Yes, that’s right. Make that 18 One Hundred Point Wines according to Robert Parker and The Wine Advocate! Our list has been updated.
Setting a record for 100 Pt wines in a vintage, Robert Parker, the world’s most important wine critic awared sixteen Bordeaux wines from the much hearlded 2009 Bordeaux vintage, triple digit scores. This is important because it is the views of Robert Parker that often set demand and price for the best Bordeaux wines. Wines from Pauillac, St. Julien, Graves/Pessac Leognan, St. Estephe. Pomerol and St. Emilion reached triple digit status.
The rest of Parker’s report from The Wine Advocate is slated for release later today. Consumers and Bordeaux wine producers are anxious to read the rest of Parker’s report. For consumers, writers, bloggers, chateaux owners and merchants that claim Parker’s influence is slipping, this report from Parker will show where he stands in the eyes of wine consumers all over the world. Will this strong report revive the moribund Bordeaux wine market? We say yes. Time will tell.
However, it is our view that consumers will be fighting to buy not only the top scoring wines, but the numerous 2009 Bordeaux wines that are selling for prices closer to $40 and less. As we have reported earlier, not much 2009 Bordeaux wine was sold to American merchants. Based on Email offerings we received this morning, it’s going to be very expensive for merchants to buy and resell these wines to American Bordeaux wine consumers. 2009 Bordeaux will quickly become the most expensive vintage in Bordeaux history!
Don’t kill us. We’re just the messenger. We’ve awarded numerous high scores to these wines since first tasting them in 2010. As we have reported, 2009 Bordeaux are a wonderful style of wine. They are rich, sexy, opulent and in the best examples, offer decadent drinking experiences. Congratulations to the following Bordeaux chateaux.
Smith Haut Lafitte Rouge
The following 2009 Bordeaux wines hit 99 Points:
If you have comments or questions, please feel free to post your views now.