Rating Definitions

Superlative Top Class Elegant Masterpiece

  • Wines that show all of the descriptive traits in the heading.
  • A wine of profound and complex character displaying all the attributes of a classic wine.
  • Equivalent to Summa Cum Laude – the highest honour. Wines of this calibre are worthy of high praise and should be revered when found, purchased and consumed.

19.5 +

20 Point Scale

96 +

100 Point Scale

Excellent Wine of Distinction / Exceptional

  • Distinctive wines of exceptional complexity and character.
  • Equivalent to a Magna Cum Laude or the second highest honour.

18.5 - 19

20 Point Scale

93 - 95

100 Point Scale