96 - 100
90 - 95
80 - 89
70 - 79
Extraordinary wine of profound and complex character displaying all the attributes expected of a classic wine of its variety. Wines of this calibre are worth a special effort to find, purchase, and consume.
Outstanding wine of exceptional complexity and character.
In short, these are terrific wines.
Barely above average to very good wine displaying various degrees of finesse and flavour as well as character with no noticeable flaws.
Average wine with little distinction, except that it is soundly made.
In essence, a straightforward, innocuous wine.