Californians Win in Re-Run of the Paris Tasting


As reported by Decanter Magazine, a handful of Californian wines have once again beaten their French counterparts in the re-run of the Paris Tasting of 1976 organized by Steven Spurrier. Ridge Monte Bello 1971, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars 1973, Mayacamas 71, Heitz 70 and Clos du Val 72 – were voted superior to their rivals in Bordeaux. Hugh Johnson, Jancis Robinson, Matthew Jukes, Michel Bettane, Michael Broadbent, Spurrier himself and other eminent critics, pitted Leoville Las Cases 71, Mouton 70, Haut Brion and Montrose 70 against the Californian wines.

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