premier jugement de Robert Parker sur 2005mardi, 21 mars 2006

Ce mot est émis sur son forum, en date du 18 mars, soit quinze jours avant la présentation officielle des 2005 à la presse à Bordeaux.

Il est intéressant de noter que son message parle d’un vin d’Afrique du Sud, dans lequel est glissé subrepticement celui ci. Le titre : "Fabulous South African wine-ANWILKA"

"Funny to me commenting on this wine after tasting 225+ rather astonishing 2005 Bordeaux this week,but this is the finest red wine I have ever had from South Africa….a partnership of Bruno Prats,Hubert de Bouard,and the Klein Constantia folks.This debut release, the 2005,a blend of 37% syrah and the balance cabernet sauvignon,is world class stuff….as one might expect from the people behind it….the first release…there are 42,000 bottles from their vineyards in Stellenbosch,and it is priced to sell for about $40-45 in the USA…release is imminent….exceptional wine….
Of course, I will be here in Bordeaux for another week,but 2005 is very exciting…and particularly at the lower levels….where a plethora of exceptional wines have been produced…and it is these wines which are never given a thought by the speculators so I think there will be many splendid 2005 Bordeaux available for very reasonable prices….unlike the famous names….you can be sure they will be priced in the stratosphere…the vintage is that exciting,and demand is already at a frightful fever pitch 4-6 weeks before prices are announced…..actually….to put it another way….the vintage looks to be historic in terms of what has emerged….." (Robert Parker)