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2011 Bordeaux Scores: Under 80 Points On That

Robert Parker recently revealed his scores for 2011 Bordeaux in bottle. So what changed from the points he bestowed on barrelled wines? Liv-Ex, the fine wine market site, details the winners, and losers, of the vintage. Likes sands through the hourglass, so are the scores of our wines.

So what surprised the folks at Liv-Ex? Their blog states, "...what immediately stood out was the range of scores (from 65-96) and the sheer number of wines scoring 80 or less." I have to say I'm not accustomed to so many low numbers, though usually you scan these things looking for the 95+ scores with sizzle. But there was drama in the 70s and 80s, with Chasse Spleen going from a respectable 85-87 to, once a cork was put in it, 78 points.

What do you think of the practice of scoring a wine while still in barrel?

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