Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Robert Parker on the "struggle" of New World wines

Robert Parker looking hale. Courtesy The Independent
In an interview published Sunday, Robert Parker tells The Independent of London,

"New World wines still struggle to match the greats Old World classics are there because they have endured. The rest is still a work in progress. They still judge what they make against the great wines of places such as Bordeaux."

Parker has given 117 California wines perfect ratings of 100 points, almost all in the last 15 years.

Guess how many Bordeaux wines Parker has given 100 points, including all historical vintages like 1921 and 1947? 86. 

One can argue that Parker's perfect scores are meaningless, but they should mean something to Parker. 

Can't wait 'til the "work in progress" is completed!

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1 comment:

Unknown said...

Well, if one views a 100 point RMP score as the mark of a grotesque, cookbook formula wine that is overblown in every facet and aptly deserving of such monikers as "ego juice" "leisure suit wine" and "training wheel wine," then it can be strongly argued that Parker is being perfectly consistent.