How great a vintage is 1982?
An overview by Bipin Desai Professor Bipin Desai writes: A few thoughts on the conclusions to draw from the 82 blind tasting summary tables. The question we wanted to answer was : Is 1982 one of the greatest vintages of the last century and, in particular, is it the best vintage since 1961 (not counting the vintage 2000)? After comparing each of the top 25 châteaux of 1982 against the same châteaux from a selected number, either two or three, of other great vintages, we found that, on the average, 1982 scored better than the other vintages only about 25 per cent of the time. Can we then conclude, as I...
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