I love a good glass of wine. The bordeaux business is changing. What was once own by families rather than by coporation and wealthy individual have been sold off. Bordeaux recommened producers that they should not harvest grapes early to prevent rot but allow the grapes to ropen fully. He urged winemakers to select only their best grapes for their wines, a difficult notion for many to accept at a t ime when quantity was often more important than quality. Dr. Peynaud urged wineries to create less expensive labels for grapes that were less than the best.
In the 21st century Mr. Parker himself has already proclaimed three vintages of the centruy. A global market developed and prices have skyrocketed. Great Bordeaux today is no longer merley a wine but a luxury good, priced well beyond the means of most consumers. Hiw do you rank greatness? A beautiful ruby color with complex fruit, and mineral, the Margaux.