The assessment of wine is from a different vintage. Why?
Not every vintage of a wine is evaluated by well-known wine judges such as Parker and James Suckling. In most cases, it is only done every few years. We state the assessment for you to read exactly which year the relevant evaluation is from. However, we always try to be as current as possible, and, where appropriate, we also show reviews of several vintages. We choose to do this because it gives a good indication about the wine. It is rarely the case that a highly valued wine suddenly receives a low rating. The wineries are often able to deliver consistent quality wines. The differences are often in the weather conditions of a particular vintage and are often minimal and subjective.
In other words, the reviews give a good indication and that's why we mention these, but nothing beats your own observation.