1998 Bordeaux Blind Tasting for Executive Wine Seminars, NY

  • Robert M. Parker, Jr.

  • 01 Dec 2001 | Events

My notes on all of these wines have been published several times in The Wine Advocate. There were no surprises at this tasting, except for the fact that a vast majority of the group of 150 people preferred the Pavie, followed by Quinault l'Enclos, and Monbousquet. As my scores indicate, I was in agreement with the group on the first-place wine, but not the second and third. The tasting was a spectacular success, with the strength of this vintage, the right bank appellations of Pomerol and St.-Emilion, strutting their stuff. Médoc was under-represented except for several of the finest wines. The tasting once again demonstrated the greatness of 1998 St.-Emilions and Pomerols, as well as the fact that the 1998 Pavie, at about one-third of the 2000's price, is undoubtedly one of the greatest Pavies ever made.

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