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By A Customer
This review is from: Bordeaux (Hardcover)
Unlike one reviewer stated earlier, "This book, in my opinion, fails to depict the mystique that surrounds wines", is unfounded. This book is not written and was not meant to show the mystic which surrounds wines. This is a excellent reference for explaining what type of wine was produced at a chateau during a given vintage. Not only does Mr. Parker rate the wines but defines the subtle characteristics most people can not distinguish. Copious tasting notes on many vintages and information provided about the chateau have proven to be quite useful when selecting wines to enjoy, while not over paying on poor vintages. Mr. Parker also addresses the issue on each chateau listing on classified growths on whether or not they still merit the classification bestowed upon them in 1855.