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Hundred-point system

See under 100-point system.

This internationally most frequently used system became popular through the wine critic Robert M. Parker (*1947) from the beginning of the 1980s. It is particularly common overseas and has become internationally accepted. The acceptance in the USA is also due to the fact that it corresponds to the grading system of high schools. Every wine gets 50 points from the start. A wine up to 75 points has a more or less pronounced wine defect. In the case of certain defects, this is tolerated to a lesser extent in simpler wines, but not without exception in quality wines. Only above this limit do the good qualities begin. The rarely awarded 100 points are reserved for a very few "grandiose" wines, which are also called century wines. If one considers wines as capital investments, for which there is a collector's scene, then one concentrates on top wines with at least 90 points.

100-Punkte-System - Siegel gut, sehr gut, hervorragend, groß, einzigartig

The range from "flawed" to "grandiose" is applied somewhat differently. There are also different views on how strictly this system should be interpreted. For example, there has been a creeping upward shift in the point scores for several years among most users of this scheme, resulting in an unnatural compression of the system (this could also be called favour rating). At wein.plus is evaluated according to the internationally customary 100-point system; the abbreviation "WP" means "wein.plus-points". The original, strict version is used, in which the range of recommendable wines already starts at 80 points. This may make...

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