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1988 Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey

Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend

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  • Bordeaux
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  • liber Likes this wine: 97 points

    April 15, 2017 - My last half, pnp, perfect cork and level, fresh, stunningly complex and beautiful. VF+ (19).

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  • mjarvis46 commented:

    6/26/18, 3:12 PM - Liber, There's no reason to score a wine more than once unless the scores are significantly different. Mathematically, scoring the same wine with the same score twice, skews the average rating towards your score and gives more weight to your scores than to any one who has just scored the wine once. Feel free to make as many comments as you want as many times as you want but only score the wine once so that all scores have equal weight. 

  • liber commented:

    6/27/18, 8:12 AM - Malcolm
    These notes refer to different bottles, drunk at different times. Of course it's sensible, if the wine's worth drinking, to produce a note, not least to record the evolution of a wine and bottle variation. (Some of my earlier notes would have pointed up the pronounced sulphur overtones, now blessedly absorbed.) It becomes even more important as wine ages; as the old saw has it, there are no such thing as good wines only good bottles.
    best, Liber

  • mjarvis46 commented:

    6/27/18, 3:23 PM - Liber, I'm not trying to hassle you, give you a hard time or cause any discomfort. I'm merely expressing the mathematical effect of one person scoring the same vintage wine more than once. Everyone should feel free to write as many notes as they want on as many different dates as they want for as many different bottles of the same wine of the same vintage as they want. However, each person should score each vintage only once unless there is a significant difference in their score. Otherwise you are giving more weight to your scores than everybody else who only scores the wine once. It's like voting in elections. Everybody gets only one vote to ensure that everybody's vote counts the same. i.e. has the same effect on the election as everyone else’s. In the case of wine, it ensures that each person’s score has the same effect on the average score for each wine as everyone else’s.

  • liber commented:

    6/28/18, 2:56 AM - Malcolm
    Me neither. mathematically you have a point if it's the same bottle at the same time. Philosophically, we're poles apart. Quot homines, tot sententiae.

  • mjarvis46 commented:

    6/28/18, 9:52 AM - Liber, Thanks for the dialogue. My best to you. Malcolm

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