A few things about Thomas Parker. He is the youngest MW there is. He is one of the most demon tasters I have met. He’s a Palace fan.
Sometime in April 2010 I was enjoying a lager with my good friend and former colleague, Clarethound, in the bar at the Mercure Chartrons. Lager is the winetaster’s ally – the salve after a days’ tasting.
Last week I tasted through just under 170 wines from the 2009 Bordeaux vintage. A full report is here. In the meantime a few words on something rather special. On a wine that has made me stop and think. 2009 Château Latour.
Far more complicated than the actual quality of any vintage is the perception of its quality. It’s not about whether it’s any good or not, it’s about whether or not the customer thinks it’s any good.
Back in the olden days, and the olden days are always the best ones (or, rather, were) my then employers were the UK representatives of one Mr Arnaud Ente. Burgundy was much more affordable in those days though sales of sought-after wines to staff were restricted.