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Wine Scoring Systems

Robert Parker

from to Judgement
96 100 extraordinary
90 95 outstanding
80 89 above average to very good
70 79 average
60 69 below average
50 59 deemed to be unacceptable


from to Judgement
95 100 classic; a great wine
90 94 outstanding; superior character
and style
80 89 good to very good; wine with
special qualities
70 79 average; drinkable wine, may have
minor flaws
60 69 below average; drinkable
but not recommended
50 59 poor; undrinkable, not recommended

Michael Broadbent

score Judgement
***** outstanding
**** very good
*** good
** moderately good
* not very good but not bad
no stars poor

Clive Coates

score Judgement
20 grand vin
19 very fine indeed
18 fine plus
17 very good indeed
16 very good
15 good
14 quite good
13 not bad

Alan Winkelman

from to Judgement
9.0 10.0 outstanding to extraordinary
8.0 8.9 very good to outstanding
7.0 7.9 good to very good
6.0 6.9 average to good
5.0 5.9 drinkable to average

Gambero Rosso

from Judgement
3 Glases premium wine
2 Glases very good wine
1 Glas good wine
0 Glases correct wine

John Platter

score Judgement
***** Cape classic
**** excellent
*** characterful and appealing
** pleasant drinking
* plain and simple

Rene Gabriel

21 / 20
Reserved for wines which are beyond the scale, like the 37 d'Yquem or the 47 Château Cheval Blanc.
20 / 20
Vintage wine
of the century
Every aspect is perfect. Only very few wines, and only in great vintages.
19 / 20
Former vintage wines of the century on their descending journey and young aspirants for the vintage wine of the century. Around 130 wines every year are rated 19/20 in Bordeaux, about half of them
older than 30 years.
18 / 20
Outstanding in blind degustations. They show strength, concentration nuances and a personal character. The price is irrelevant for the point evaluation from this level on.
17 / 20
A very good wine with independent character but missing the touch of greatness. Around 400 every year in Bordeaux for example.
16 / 20
Very good
A very good wine is fun to drink even for wine-lovers. Often the best wines from small vintages or the prestigious losers from good vintages. Very often good value for the price.
15 / 20
For certain wines just the word -good - comes to mind. Nothing special, but simply good.
14 / 20
Satisfactory wine, the lowest quality level for some praise.
13 / 20
Below average
Below average for the vintage and below comparable wineries. Useful for standard cooking.
12 / 20
Not good enough to be sold by a quality label. Destined for anonymous mass-wine sales.
11 / 20
Only produced by a very non ambitious wine maker.
10 / 20
Industrial alcohol standard.



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