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Hundred-point system

See below 100-point system,

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...

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