Parker releases scores for “mythical” 09

on 02/03/12 at 9:15 am

Wine

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 99 or 99+.

The 19 100-pointers are: Latour, Léoville Poyferré, La Mission Haut-Brion, La Mondotte, Montrose, Pavie, Pétrus, Le Pin, Pontet-Canet, Haut-Brion, Pape Clement Blanc, Smith-Haut-Lafitte, Beauséjour (Duffau Lagarrosse), Bellevue Mondotte, Clinet, Clos Fourtet, Cos d’Estournel, Ducru Beaucaillou and l’Evangile.

Other high-scorers were Margaux (99), Lafite (99+), Cheval Blanc (99) and Mouton (99).

Parker’s scores differ slightly than those of James Suckling, who gave a total of nine wines a perfect score, including Ausone, Vieux Château Certan, Margaux and Lafite.

Ausone and VCC got 98+ and 99 points respectively from Parker.

Where they did not differ was on their effusive praise of the vintage.

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