Interesting read you had. I too would at least like to know the source, if not the actual content.
Can't really comment upon the "no, I don't want 2006 to be a great vintage' hypothesis of the author/Bordeaux winemakers, but I hope to some extent that it is at least a very, very good vintage (as in, close to the level of '05, or at least as good as '03 and even '00 are reported as being).
To my way of thinking, that just might place enough pressure on retailers who have stocks of '01, '02 and '04s, which I hope means those wines would begin to get marked down dramatically as the retailers have money tied up in those vintages, not to mention '03 and '05, so they gotta get them out to free up resources to get the '06s.
This sorta-kinda happened in '91-'92 when the '86s were still in the market, no one cared about '87, the supposedly so-so '88s came into being without massive hype (although I've come across some wonderful '88s, and most retailers did buy since '87 "sucked"), and then the hype machine began for '89s and to some extent the '90s. About the time the '89s were on the way to our shores, Arpy started throwing even bigger numbers at the '90s (so retailers had to really buy big after spending pretty big on the '89s [they had some '90s, but previously, I think money was on the '89s]), the retailers were dumping those semi-off vintages left and right.
Just about the only way I can afford Bordeaux any more . . .
I think I'm with Ian. I certainly don't think any winemaker wants a poor vintage... perhaps I could be convinced they would prefer a very good vintage rather than 'vintage of the month' as we seem to get from Arpy these days...
In search of the perfect QPR wine.... does it exist?