this points nonsense is exactly that, nonsense – but don’t blame the wine…


Or should I simply say ridiculous?

Let me get two things out of the way to start with:

  1. 2017 is a great vintage for white burgundy
  2. I also loved and highly recommended this wine in my December 2018 report for subscribers:
    2017 Ladoix
    A relatively new contract since 2015. It needed some work to sell to regular clients but now is starting to go very well. 30% new oak again.
    A vibrant nose – fresh, mineral and cut with citrus – yes! More density, more depth – ooh this great! Mineral, concentrated and beautifully pure – I could drink this every day – bravo!

But 98 points for a village? On the positive side, whoever reviewed this wine can indeed spot a great wine in its segment, but on the other hand, they render any scoring system completely meaningless – or perhaps, as Clive Coates once said, “Scores are in context!“…

Agree? Disagree? Anything you'd like to add?

There is one response to “this points nonsense is exactly that, nonsense – but don’t blame the wine…”

  1. John Larkin26th September 2019 at 5:11 pmPermalinkReply

    Decanter get a bit vague about exactly what their “in context” means. I sent them an article analysing it once. Got no reply.

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