The 100-Point System
Most wine critic’s award scores using a 100-point scale. However, there is no international standard, each critic is free to set the parameters for their own scale so there will often be differences between the scores awarded due to the mechanics of their scoring scale, potentially an element of unintentional bias and/or personal taste. Therefore, this (as any) scoring system should only be seen as a reasonable guide to the overall quality of a particular wine compared to its peers – rather than an exact scientific grade.
The best known of these would be Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate 100 point scale:
The 100 Point Scale – The Wine Advocate
- 96–100 = Extraordinary
- 90–95 = Outstanding
- 80–89 = Barely Above Average To Very Good
- 70–79 = Average
- 60–69 = Below Average
- 50–59 = Unacceptable
92 Or More only offers wines that are scored 92 mid/high range ‘Outstanding’ or better, hence our name 92 Or More.