Parker releases scores for “mythical” 09
on 02/03/12 at 9:15 amWine
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.