We drank these two as well (see the last report for context).
Drinking our way through all this Bordeaux gave rise to this idle thought:
Why is there a controversy about giving wine a score?
I'm curious about this debate. Mostly because I don't understand who has time to worry about it.
But maybe I don't get it. Maybe it's not like some 15 year-old pop star picking up a trophy at the Teen Choice Awards in front of a sea of confused and adoring fans and yelling, "You can't judge art!" Which is a great ideal to hold onto when you're 15. Not as great as, "Let's end hunger and poverty." But it's up there.
You can judge art. In fact, you have to. Otherwise, you're just a Golden Retriever.
I do understand that most anti-scoring sentiment is about Robert Parker. But I don't understand why people have time to worry about Parker, either. Unless this is their worry:
My palate is just like Robert Parker's, so I always seem to overpay for wine.
That would be a legitimate concern.