Category Archives: Robert Parker review

Robert Parker releases 2010 Rhône scores in bottle

Robert Parker has just released his in bottle 2010 Southern Rhone scores. He has pronounced what we already knew, that it really is a special vintage, producing wines of great concentration, but what makes them really special is the freshness, energy and precision they possess. “2010 is a great vintage that is extremely close in […]

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Bordeaux 2011- Latest Releases

With a bank holiday in France last week, yesterday saw a deluge of releases from some of the top names in Bordeaux. The wines came out so thick and fast that it was hard to keep track, so here is brief a summary of releases: Léoville-Barton was one of our most anticipated releases, having produced […]

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Robert Parker’s 2011 Verdict: Our thoughts

On the 14th of March, before even tasting the 2011 vintage, Robert Parker tweeted: “Heading back to Bordeaux next week to taste 2011. Absolutely no interest in the vintage if my instincts are correct”. With this and other negative press reports around, we were not expecting great things when we visited the regions. After tasting […]

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Bordeaux 2009 – 100 Point Parker Scores

Last night Robert Parker released his 2009 Bordeaux in bottle scores, confirming that 2009 is unquestionably the greatest vintage he has ever tasted. He awarded an unprecedented 19 perfect scores stating that “In short, 2009 is the greatest vintage I have tasted in Bordeaux since 1982, of which it is a modern-day version, but greatly […]

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