Dear Wine Lover,
Robert Parker recently held a summit in Hong Kong called “Magic 20” on the Bordeaux vintage 2009, the vintage that he defined the greatest vintage ever! “Once Upon A Time – 1899, 1929, 1949, 1959, 2009.” Following what he stated: “I suggested that many Châteaux had made the finest wines that I had tasted in over 32 years of evaluating Bordeaux vintages.In short, 2009 is the greatest vintage I have tasted in Bordeaux since 1982, of which it is a modern-day version, but greatly improved. It is more consistent (many châteaux that were making mediocre wine in 1982 are now making brilliant wine) and of course, the yields are lower, the selection process is stricter, and there are any other number of factors, from investments in the wineries to impeccable, radical viticulture, that have resulted in extraordinary raw materials.”
During this summit he selected 20 wines, which he called “the Magic 20 “ : “I have chosen estates that produce wines of 'First Growth quality', although technically not First Growths, that are under-valued and very smart acquisitions." An endorsement like that from Parker could move the market, and it has to be worth some consideration from value-minded buyers or investors. We also agree that these wines are absolutely mind blowing, in some case even better than the First Growths , and we already noted an increase in demand on the following wines.
Robert Parker continues to be the most widely-known wine critic in the world today. With his articles and famous Parker points he is the person in wine business who has the major influence on prices and demand. A positive judgment of him on a certain wine normally has a huge impact on sales and can be a very good investment opportunitiy.