Not only that, but a 93 is a pretty damn strong rating as well.Steve Crawford wrote: ↑July 14th, 2019, 3:14 pmI am a self admitted jeb loyalist and I don't hide this.larry schaffer wrote: ↑July 14th, 2019, 8:01 amSteve,
Curious why you make this statement? You obviously have 'issues' with William's scoring - just curious where it's coming from? I find his reviews quite interesting and illuminating, and do not find he 'bounces around' with his scores. He definitely has different opinions about some producers than others, but that's his opinion based on his palate.
I've tasted more than 15 wines both men have scored and haven't found a bottle yet where I agree with WK.
like you said, his scores reflect his palate.
That’s cool you align with Jeb. He’s an awesome guy. Our palates are quite different, but I like him very much. He fears cycling with me, though, as do you.
William is fantastic. Not just his perception of wine, but how he places wine, makers and regions into context. He’s a brilliant writer. I am drinking a 2017 Beaujolais right now that he reviewed very highly, higher than 95, and while I might be a couple points lower, his detail is dead on point. Actually, his reviews on 2017 Bojo are excellent across the board.
I do not get the fascination with Cambie. I personally he think he has ruined every Chateauneuf du Pape estate that he has touched. His style is way OTT. Consultants like him, like Rolland, stylize the region, making the wines totally ubiquitous, glossy, soul-less. What he will do with Zin - another grape that I really like - is nothing I want to get near. Has he ever worked with Zin? Yet another high alcohol wine that will become bigger in scale than it really needs to be, or should be.
But then again, none of us have tasted it.