Reviewer Ratings

Tasting notes from our own experts help you make an informed buying decision that's right for you. But we don't stop there.

As well as our own wine rating system, we include (where applicable), scores and reviews from the world's leading wine critics to provide you with an unbiased viewpoint on our wines. These reviewers include...

Robert Parker

Robert Parker

Robert Parker's 'Wine Advocate' is the world's most influential wine publication: renowned for its consistency and independence of views. Average to very good wines score in the 80s; outstanding wines 90-95 points, while 96+ is reserved for the extraordinary.

Parker has a team of researchers and writers, and reviews referenced as 'eRobertParker.com' may have been written by Parker or another staff member.

 

Wine Spectator

Wine Spectator

An American periodical whose tasting notes and scores are highly regarded amongst the wine trade and American consumers. Wines are tasted 'blind' to maximise objectivity. Scores in the 80s are reserved for good to very good wines; 90-94 outstanding, whilst 95+ are deemed classic.

Vinous

Vinous

Vinous is a collaboration between some of the finest and most objective palates on the planet, including founder Antonio Galloni, Stephen Tanzer, Joshua Reynolds and Ian D'Agata.Its experts visit hundreds of wineries and taste thousands of wines each year.

Gambero Rosso

Gambero Rosso

The leading Italian wine guide, Gambero rates wines by awarding one, two or three glasses: one glass is a guarantee of a well-made wine; two glasses means very good and three glasses excellent.

Wine Doctor

Chris Kissack, winedoctor.com

The winedoctor has become one of the Internet's best wine knowledge websites since its inception in 2000. Chris Kissack is a professional wine writer and has put together a wonderfully user-friendly site, which is an excellent source of information, including producer profiles, general wine knowledge, personal opinion, tasting notes and wine ratings. Chris has an excellent palate and judges in the Loire category of the Decanter World Wine Awards.

 Wine Anorak

Jamie Goode, wineanorak.com

Jamie Goode is highly regarded wine columnist, with The Sunday Express, as well as running his own website wineanorak.com. Jamie won the 2007 Glenfiddich Wine Writer of the year award, and also writes for Decanter. He is a member of the Circle of Wine Writers, and his first book, Wine Science, won the Glenfiddich Award for Drinks Book in 2006. Jamie is also an established wine judge (panel chair for the International Wine Challenge, among others), and has appeared on TV (Richard and Judy, Sky News, BBC Breakfast and BBC News Channel).