Now that we know how the wines are scored, what do these point ratings mean? The second infographic gives a good indication of what you can expect based on the wines rating. It also explains why you will never see a rating of 70 points advertised on a wine. If a wine isn't rated does that make it bad? Not necessarily. As not all wines get rated, but it could mean it did not get a flattering review.
So in the end, what does this all mean? If you are picking wine for yourself, experiment and learn what you like. We are not all aficionados and the wine is going to taste different to each of us. An 80 point wine might be 100 in your book. But if you are picking wine as a gift, why take a risk? Go with something the experts give high marks to, and remember not all highly rated wines are expensive.
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