They think we Brits and Yanks are too uncultured to appreciate their best wines.
Reminds me of a movie based on a famous blind taste test: m.imdb.com/title/tt0914797/. Ever see it?
If they keep their best for themselves, I need to get over there and try some, because their less-than-best is pretty damn good.
What's interesting is recently the new winemakers from California, Aus, S America, New Zealand, etc. are starting to influence the old winemakers from the old world. I watched a wine documentary (can't remember title) not too long ago that touched on this. There was one well-established French vinter (9th or 10th generation) who was excitedly talking about how he started incorporating some of the innovative techniques of California winemakers in his wines that produced excellent results.
It's a great time to be an oenophile.
Meanwhile home, we have been drinking our modest Chateau Tour Caillet 2015 for a week now.
Hahaha! What's with your lack of determination?