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4.0 out of 5 stars A Solid Effort, but a Trifle Self-Impressed?
There are a number of books now available on the wines of the Rhone, an area of the wine world with increasing public awareness, and deservedly so. Parker has updated his own volume, but appears to be unaware of any of the efforts of others in the field; he is certainly unprepared to acknowledge the body of work into which his new book will rest. Any book of this type...
Published on 21 Feb 1998

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2.0 out of 5 stars A good example of why Robert Parker is known as precocious
This book is firmly based in the personal opinions of Robert Parker - each account carries the (very disputed) 100 point system which can only really be relevant for one year ( particularly when looking at the Rhone Valley)I would recommend the Rhone Rennaisance as a far more informative and well written account of this fine region.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive and meticulous, as always, 17 Oct 1998
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This review is from: The Wines of the Rhone Valley (Hardcover)
The best part of Robert Parker is how much information he provides. No one else so consistently organizes so much and puts it in one place. Add integrity, and a superb palate. The Rhones have never been treated better.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant book!, 19 Mar 1999
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This review is from: The Wines of the Rhone Valley (Hardcover)
Definitely a true connoisseur's guide and there is no exception for the readers in Asia! Parker's books always fulfil our request for complete information all about wines.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A mine of information on rhone wines, 13 Jun 2001
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Well worth reading. By no means the only view on this rich wine region, but generally very reliable. His comments on Gigondas, Vacqueyras, and Rasteau (an underrated wine) are as valuable as those he makes on the "star" areas like Condrieu. The reassessment of the potential of Chateau Fortia is well made - the 1997 vintage complex and rewarding, if somewhat outside the classic "Chateauneuf du Pape" style. In particular he is alive to the sheer diversity of this region and the personalities of the wines and the people who create them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Like him or hate him..., 5 Jun 2001
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Parker is a superb taster. Unfortunately his honesty and/or tastes rub some people up the wrong way. I find his palette and tasting notes to be extremely reliable.
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2.0 out of 5 stars A good example of why Robert Parker is known as precocious, 16 July 2000
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This book is firmly based in the personal opinions of Robert Parker - each account carries the (very disputed) 100 point system which can only really be relevant for one year ( particularly when looking at the Rhone Valley)I would recommend the Rhone Rennaisance as a far more informative and well written account of this fine region.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Pale and hollow, with views that can be argued about..., 3 July 2001
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While I am not a believer in Parker's point system, I also found that this book gives little detail of the region and its wines. Parker is a famed Bordeaux author, but his experience of Rhone seems to be off less depth. His views - which in my opinion are too narrow and precise to describe such a product as wine - consistently differed from mine.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Le Grand Parkster!, 27 April 2002
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Well, what can I say? Parker's books just amaze me. This book is so well written, the points system helps you a great deal. I thought Parker was only a Bordeaux & Burgundy expert. He is the most influential man in the world on wine expertise. Thanks 'Sir' Robert Parker!
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