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100-point system

100-point system (GB)
100-point système (F)
100-punto sistema (ES)
100-punte sistema (I)
100-ponto sistema (PO)

Evaluation system for the qualitative assessment of wines. It is through the wine critic Robert M. Parker (* 1947) became popular from the early 1980s. Above all, it is in Overseas common and recognized, but has also prevailed internationally. The acceptance in the United States is also due to the fact that it corresponds to the grading system of the high schools. Every wine gets 50 points from the start. A wine up to 75 points has a more or less pronounced wine faults, For certain errors, this is tolerated at lower severity for simpler wines, at quality wines but not without exception. Only above this limit do the good qualities begin. The rarely awarded 100 points are very few " grandiose "Reserved wines, also called Wine of the century be designated. If you consider wines as an investment, for which there is a collector's scene, then you focus on top wines with at least 90 points.

The bandwidth of each stage from faulty to grandiose is determined by the individual wine critics applied a little differently. There are also different views today on how rigorously this system should be interpreted. For example, most users of this scheme have been experiencing a gradual upward shift in dot scores for several years, resulting in an unnatural compression of the system (which could also be termed a courtesy rating). at Wein-Plus The original, strict version is used, with the range of recommended wines starting at 80 points.

Other scores are the 20-point and the 5-point system. The former takes place in the award of the State test number (Austria) and second in awarding the Official test number (Germany) application. In addition, as a rating, symbols (bottles, glasses, grapes, stars) are usually used in the number 1 to 5. In wine competitions, the awards often in the form of medals (bronze, silver, gold, platinum), also based on rating points. An example is the award by the DLG (German Agricultural Society). Anyway, good reviews usually have a direct effect on prices, which is particularly true for Robert Parker rated wines applies. For this reason, scoring points are not without controversy. The most common rating systems:





5 Series



Wine with more or less
pronounced wine faults

to 9.9

to 1.9

to 75


Neutral plain wine,
without debugging errors.

10 - 11.9


2 - 2.9

76 - 79


Cleaner, as harmonious as possible, at best
typical wine. Mostly one drinking pleasure,
Above average for base wine, for top quality
Product indicates this to certain weaknesses.

12 - 13.9


3 - 3,4

80 - 84

very well

Remarkable wine with personality,
Expression, as well as certain complexity and
Depth, which deserves attention.

14 - 15.9


3.5 - 3.9



First-class wine, one of the best of its kind
Art counts. absolute pure tone. harmony.
Depth and character must be given.

16 - 17.9


4 - 4,4

90 - 94


World class wine with depth, complexity
and expression for an unforgettable experience.



4,5 - 5

95 - 99

grandiose and

Wine that you only different, but not better
can make. On Wine of the century,





Whether there can actually be an objective evaluation of wines by tasting is often discussed controversially. Especially (but not only) by lay people is often questioned. A very graphic example of this problem is the legendary competition Paris Wine Tasting who went with the same wines in four stages over a period of thirty years. On the basis of which evaluation criteria the points are awarded, is detailed under the keyword wine review described. The verbal description can be found under wine address, as well as the subject of wine classification under quality system,

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