All tastings reported in the Buying Guide are carried out blind. Usually, products are tasted in peer-group flights of from 5-8 samples. Reviewers may understand basic info about a flight to provide context– vintage, range or appellation– however never the manufacturer or market price of any given selection. When possible, items thought about flawed or uncustomary are retasted.
About the Scores
Ratings show what our editors felt about a particular item. Beyond the ranking, we motivate you to read the accompanying tasting note to learn more about an item’s unique characteristics.
The peak of quality
A great accomplishment
Frequently great value; well recommended
Ideal for daily intake; often excellent worth
Can be utilized
Products considered undesirable (receiving a score listed below 80 points) are not examined.