Thursday, March 5, 2009

Robert Parker & Bordeaux 2006: the final verdict

About a week ago Robert Parker has published his final scores for the Bordeaux 2006 vintage. For example a wine with an initial rating of 90-92 has now been updated to 91. Or more, or less. Most wines get a final score that is close or quite close to the initial score, but there are always interesting exceptions. Big winners, an big losers. Up front my apologies: we're talking about wines, not about a football match. But well: it wasn't me who rated these wines... I'm simply the messenger. Here are the most spectacular adjustments:

The winners:
- Château Haut-Brion 2006, Pessac-Léognan: from 92-94+ to 96
- Château Lafite-Rothschild 2006, Pauillac: from 91-94+ to 97

And the châteaux that were less lucky:
- Château L'Arrosée 2006, Saint-Emilion: from 92-94 to 89
- Château Bellevue 2006, Saint-Emilion: from 92-94 to 86
- Clos Saint-Martin 2006, Saint-Emilion: from 92-94 to 87
- Château La Croix Saint-Georges 2006, Pomerol: from 94-96 to 91
- Château La Fleur-Pétrus 2006, Pomerol: from 94-96+ to 90+

La Mission Haut-Brion (Pessac-Léognan) and Bellevue-Mondotte (Saint-Emilion) were, together with Mouton-Rothschild, the wines of the vintage (all three scoring 96-100). Only Mouton-Rothschild managed to keep that position (98+), La Mission Haut Brion and Bellevue-Mondotte both had to give up some points (and went to 95 and 95+ respectively).

For all details check out the updated Bordoverview.

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