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Tag Archives: James Suckling

• Parker releases scores for “mythical” 09

Parker releases scores for “mythical” 09

Critic Robert Parker has released his in-bottle scores for Bordeaux 2009, describing it as “not a myth but mythical”. He stated that the most striking aspect of the vintage is its consistency across producers, particularly cru bourgeois and petits vins. In total, 19 wines garnered a perfect 100 points, including a white, and 11 received […]

• James Suckling hails ’09 Bordeaux “best ever”

James Suckling hails ’09 Bordeaux “best ever”

Wine writer James Suckling has hailed 2009 Bordeaux as possibly the “best ever modern vintage” with the release of his in-bottle scores. Writing on his site he said: “It’s seldom that a vintage such as 2009 comes to Bordeaux. The last time may have been 1989, or even 1982”. Nine wines are now rated at […]

• What goes up must come down for Bordeaux?

What goes up must come down for Bordeaux?

While many major merchants predict Bordeaux 2010 release prices to match or exceed those of 2009, fears are mounting that the majority of fine wine drinkers will be unwilling to stock up on another expensive young vintage, forcing pricing adjustments after first release. Some châteaux have already indicated to the drinks business that pricing will […]

• Suckling Is Back

Suckling Is Back

“James Suckling, senior editor and European Bureau chief of the Wine Spectator, set the wine world buzzing when he quit last July after twenty nine years to pursue an unspecified project. That project, it appears, is a video-heavy website, Jamesuckling.com.   Word is the site will launch mid-November.  Meantime, you can catch the trailer here.”