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Robert Parker: 2009 Bordeaux Vintage May Be Best in Decades

Wine nerds are abuzz after leading US wine critic Robert Parker delivered his ratings from on high, and eighteen wines received scores of 98-100. Parker wrote in his newsletter that "2009 may turn out to be the finest vintage I have tasted in 32 years of covering Bordeaux" and "the peaks of quality in 2009 may turn out to be historic." 2009 Bordeaux futures sales begin soon (delivery within two years), and based on buzz and expected price increases, fraud alerts have been issued that "rogue Chinese wine traders" might be mounting a wine scam, selling futures they know they can't deliver.

· [Official site]
· Fraud alert over Bordeaux wine futures [AFP]
· 2009 Bordeaux May Be Best Vintage in Decades [WSJ]
[Photo: eRobertParker]

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