quote:Originally posted by Board-O:quote:Originally posted by MSWino:
You guys are, of course, free to ridicule RP all you wish. I first met and tasted with him about 30 years ago. Just my opinion, but he is the best evaluator of wine that has come along.
He doesn't taste blind. That is a serious flaw in any evaluator. I regard it as an insecurity on his part and serious ethical flaw in any of his reviews. He's not evaluating a wine; he's evaluating a label and its history.
I agree completely with B-O. Furthermore, I do not think RP really knows as much as he likes to think about Bordeaux and is certainly out of his league when it comes to Burgundy. Many Burgundians will have nothing to do with him. He doesn't understand Spain. Where he IS talented is in the Rhone.