A long-awaited update to the US Wine Guru's second edition of this book, which was published while the famed 1990 Bordeaux vintage was barely a grape, this is a reference book to beat all reference books on the subject.
Robert Parker has sniffed, gurgled and ejected through the kasbah which is Bordeaux. There is hardly a chateau or a shack which hasn't been stormed by General Bacchus in his efforts to give, on the one hand, a concise, factual report on the property and, on the other, his own, very personal evaluation of the wine through as many vintages as he has tasted.
The author is very opinionated and others do not always share his views. After all, the test of a wine is as much about the drink itself as it is about the type of glass used, the food with which it is taken and the surroundings and company with which it is enjoyed. He does, however, wield an enormous amount of power. His bimonthly newsletter can make or break wines on the commercial market, doubling the cost of a top-scoring wine compared to that of its immediate peers within weeks of the Parker Pronouncement.
This is an invaluable book for anyone who adores Bordeaux wines or wants to hear the views of a knowledgeable companion on their trip through the minefield of styles and vintages. --Nick Tarayan
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Robert Parker is a bestselling author, his previous titles include Parker's Wine Buying Guide. He is the first wine writer to receive France's two highest honours, Knighthoods in the National Order of Merit and the Legion of Honour and he is regarded as the world's foremost authority on wine. Robert Parker resides in Maryland, USA.