All tastings reported in the Purchasing Guide are performed blind. Generally, products are tasted in peer-group flights of from 5-8 samples. Reviewers might know basic information about a flight to supply context– vintage, range or appellation– but never ever the manufacturer or market price of any given selection. When possible, items thought about flawed or uncustomary are retasted.
About the Scores
Scores show what our editors felt about a specific item. Beyond the ranking, we encourage you to check out the accompanying tasting note to learn more about an item’s unique qualities.
The peak of quality
A fantastic accomplishment
Frequently excellent worth; well suggested
Appropriate for daily consumption; frequently great value
Can be used
Products considered inappropriate (receiving a ranking below 80 points) are not evaluated.