I am getting fed up, I think, trying to get any expert help in finding wines that I will enjoy. Take an example from the recent Rhone EP: Domaine du Cayron Gigondas.
Drinkrhone: 6 stars (top score - awarded solely to this, top Beaucastel, Rayas CNDP and some very expensive Cote Rotie in this vintage). Waxes lyrical
Jeb Dunnuck: 92 - 94. not so effusive but still very good
Jancisrobinson.com: 15. Basically ‘it’s a bit odd and I didn’t like it’ from Richard Hemming
I have gone for this wine, I trust drinkrhone because I have loved his highly rated wines in the past especially in Gigondas. But how can three experienced wine critics have opinions ranging from basically epic to ‘very odd’ off what we would presume are the same barrel samples at the same tasting?
Perhaps this is a bad example, as it is clearly a bit unique, for better or worse and this article suggests that jancisrobinson scores correlate least well with cellartracker and other reviews:
What have others found? Do you consistently find your own tastes align with specific reviewers/sites? Jancis is meant to be the foremost critic in the world but are her and her colleagues favouring some specific characteristics that others aren’t (and apparently do not correlate well with mainstream tastes on CT?)