Dale Williams wrote:Did this come from a print copy? Decanter website doesn't show 2002.
In any case, unless I've mistaken, Decanter scores while factoring in vintage, "class", and price. So a 5 star $13 Cru Bourg. is not supposed to be better than a 3-star $100 supersecond. It just means that it's a very good effort for the vintage in its class.
It comes from the latest (July) printed copy, but with a qualification. The rating came from what appears to be a combined reader/staff tasting of a recent "Decanter's Great Bordeaux Fine Wine Encounter" event in London.
I am sure you are right about the rating going by class, as that is how it is usually done. Haven't read the article yet, since I am supposed to be working; but the five-stars next to that name got my attention. I'm chasing what my wife and I have for years referred to as 14-dollar bottles, which Greysac fits perfectly, to bridge the drinkability gap between my depleted 1997s and almost everything else I have in my cellar, save a few 1999s that are drinking fine right now.