I think HIgham and Merritt are badly misguided, but not by the Wine Report. One of them is not interested in anything that doesn't tell him where the next and nearest discounted sale of plonk is going on, the other one is too famous and knowledgable. I always like it when people introduce themselves with " I am an authority on" it;s usually because nobody has ever heard of them. What do you know about Luxembourg wines , Mr. Merritt?
Stating the bleeding obvious about well thumped regions like Bordeaux does not prove a point, that's not where the guide is at ist strongest. Ever heard of aby Duhr? Daahh. This book never pretended to be the guide for Beavis and Buthead, and that is why it's so excellent!Wine Report 2008