So now good wines shouldn’t be ageable?

So this guy thinks Parker is right and wines shouldn’t be worth ageing, but ready to go off the bat, even though he himself has numerous bottles in his collection.  http://palatepress.com/2011/11/wine/parker-is-right-no-one-wants-age-worthy-wines/

Fair point:  Do I want to spend the money (If I had on it) on wine that won’t drink till I’m 70?  No, but too bad, if I want it, I have to wait.  Just as a first grader shouldn’t complain about not making a 7 figure salary, I can’t complain about not being able to taste the full potential of a 2009 Gr cru Bordeaux or Burgundy.  Sorry, that’s life.  And even if there was a way, like some scientific microoxygenation jargon that they keep working on, what would this do to the wine?  Would Lafite or La Tache be worth the money they are if they could be drank right now?  Sorry Parker people, your out of luck.

About Jeremy S Block

Welcome to the blog of Jeremy S Block -- business owner, wine consultant, wine buyer, entreprenuer, published writer, former middle east and international affairs "expert", TV hater (except for South Park, MMA and NBC Dateline) and overall critic of the world at large. Y'all ready for this? Now, some might think it pretentious to use my middle initial "S" in my name. I agree. But the thing is, I need to have a way of standing out. There is already a Jeremy Block from Duke with massive publications and some crazy dude in South Carolina who burns stuff on You Tube and I can't be associated with them, or else you wouldn't be here (for better or for worse) learning such insightful things.
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8 Responses to So now good wines shouldn’t be ageable?

  1. Emily Adams says:

    Jeremy:
    If I’m reading you correctly, then you are similarly peeved as I am with this ‘article’. (Comment/opinion, mostly.) You know, I’ll tell what this said phenomenon or this resolute perspective does for me: I am 22 years old, have my own growing wine credentials, and have aching, consuming dreams for my life in the world of wine; what does this perspective do to my passion, my own ideals I chase–it shits on any ideas of my future cellar-building, it shits on my esoteric dreams of actually attaining the experience of any of these ‘stuffy, rote’ wines. Yes, of course I absolutely adore wines off the rack that are beautiful that moment, [and maybe my own generation of instantly gratified yuppies is partially to blame] but with this contention we would ignore a ridiculous chunk of wine history, the beauty of past and provenance–extend this beyond wines, even. Not everything on earth need be democratized.

  2. FrobIrrarse says:

    HJustto say thank you for this interesting article! =) Peace, Joy.

    • Alex says:

      I agree with most of your pniots, but a few need to be discussed further, I will hold a small talk with my partners and maybe I will look for you some suggestion soon.

    • Edson says:

      Superb read, I just pesasd this onto a friend who was doing a little investigation on that. And he really bought me lunch because I found it for him smile So let me rephrase that: Thanks for lunch!

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