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Where wines are rated, the scores reflect how the reviewers have assessed the wines relative to others in their category. Where wines are not rated, this indicates that not all wines were tasted in a controlled tasting environment. Wines scoring fewer than three stars are not included in articles where wines are tasted and given a specific rating. The 100-point scale indicates the average score given by our tasting panel or, in some cases, the opinion of an individual wine expert, and reflects how a wine compares with others in its category. The person or persons responsible for these scores are identified at the beginning of each story or on tasting notes.

NOTE ON PRICES: Wine producers and their distributors are asked to supply the recommended retail price for each wine tasted. Where applicable, we run recommended retail prices for both Australia and New Zealand. Prices may vary depending on the outlet. If a wine isn’t distributed in one or other of the countries, the local price won’t be given. However, it may be possible to order through an overseas distributor, listed on page 156 of the print edition.

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Year, wine name and price

Tasting notes.

PB

95-100
iiiii

Outstanding wine

90-94
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Extremely good wine

85-89
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Very good wine of its type

Good drinking now

7

Good now or in 7-9 years

7-9

Cellar from 7-9 years

PB = Peter Bourne
JO = Jeremy Oliver
MB = Mike Bennie
BC = Bob Campbell MW
HH = Huon Hooke
MA = Max Allen