Awarding scores to wines is a controversial subject, but the world has adopted the ‘100-point’ system as a default. To allow comparison with other critics Tom includes a score, as well as social media share icons, for every wine he reviews:
96-100 – Exceptional. A profound wine that exemplifies the very best attributes of its kind
91-95 – Outstanding. A wine of great quality that is well worth seeking out
86-90 – Very Good. A strong wine with true character that provides highly enjoyable drinking
81-85 – Average. A wine with no serious flaws, but no distinction
71-80 – Below Average. The wine may have a noticeable flaw
01-70 – Seriously flawed and impossible to recommend.