Vintage of the Century!!!!!!!

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Of course the Bordelais are gonna be touting it only four months post harvest.

So we have the third “VINTAGE OF THE CENTURY” in the last decade. Exactly how many years are in their centuries?" onclick=";return false;


another Bordeaux dick fight! [dance-clap.gif]

I learned my lesson: do not question your Bordeaux hyping overlords. Won’t be participating in one of those discussion again, that’s for sure. The vintage report in that thread is actually fairly interesting in that it seems to offer potential pros and cons to the '09 vintage. But the TWA contractors, moderators and sycophants jumped in to drown out any critical discussion.

Wait a minute – Don’t you mean fourth? I thought 2008 also was a Vintage of the Century according to RMP. Or are you counting 2000 as a vintage from the last century?

And, although it was spotty elsewhere, the Northern Medoc was exceptional in 2003, and the very top wines are arguably better than either 2000 or 2005 if I recall Parker properly.

The thread over there is so much more interesting…it is ripe for commentary… but I am being restrained…

What would be the point? It’s the same old show, time and again. Point out the BS in his arguments, or the fact that he uses the same rhetorical devices time and again to attack whomever is criticizing Bordeaux, but he’ll concede nothing and spout the same old BS a day later in another thread.

Don’t go all logical and reasonable on me… can’t a guy hold out hope that such bullshit will eventually be utterly and completely destroyed?..

Now THAT is change I can believe in…

It has gotten quite aggressive over there…

Absolutely no point speculating until end of April. The Bordelais will go for as much as they can get away with…

I have grown tired of the one-sidedness over there. It is ok for Leve to make ad hominem attacks calling people negative or angry when they disagree with him, which might be acceptable if he were not a moderator.

Leve asks Gil for is opinion on the 2009 Bdx in US market and Gil gives his opinion…it will be 5% of 2005 and Leve goes on the attack.

When someone mentions hype, Leve says he never mentioned anything pro or con about buying 2009 Bdx futures when in fact, he had already said he was going to buy them and has written nothing but glowing reviews and he even tasted wine from the 2009 vintage reported on 9/25/2009.

If am seeing this all wrong, I would appreciate a good botch slapping. Maybe, I have developed a sweet tooth reading all those vintage of the century Bdx posts and need some kind of extraction.


He’s done this for years. The same bag of tricks over and over and over again.
“Have you tasted the wines?”, “have you been to the chateau?”, “have you had Jean-Guillaume Prats rub your bottom and whisper sweet nothings into your ear?”, “Well, Parker said…”, etc. All intended not to actually discuss the issue, but to not-so-subtly put the poster on the defensive.

He did this well-before he became a moderator. And that’s not really inconsistent… If you think back at how moderation has been handled on eBob (albeit a slightly “kinder gentler” moderation after the revolt), and how the forum is really intended to only promote all-things-Parker (and Bob is all about Bordeaux), it all makes sense.

I’ve sometimes wondered if a deal was made to facilitate access in exchange for creating a constant buzz on the forum regarding Bordeaux. But that’s just tin-foil-hat land. :slight_smile:

My issue is that he asks you to defend yourself - and then when you ask him questions you get crickets…

Sometimes he answers, but mostly his logic is circular.

"Why would a Wookiee, an eight-foot tall Wookiee, want to live on Endor, with a bunch of two-foot tall Ewoks? That does not make sense! But more important, you have to ask yourself: What does this have to do with this case? Nothing. Ladies and gentlemen, it has nothing to do with this case! It does not make sense! Look at me. I’m a lawyer defending a major record company, and I’m talkin’ about Chewbacca! Does that make sense? Ladies and gentlemen, I am not making any sense! None of this makes sense! And so you have to remember, when you’re in that jury room deliberatin’ and conjugatin’ the Emancipation Proclamation, does it make sense? No! Ladies and gentlemen of this supposed jury, it does not make sense! If Chewbacca lives on Endor, you must acquit! The defense rests."

Day after day the Wine Advocate loses credibility. Sort of sad.