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20.0/20 Perfect Score Wines


08-Dec-2012
Following is a list of wines I have awarded 20.0/20 points, a ‘perfect' score to. Being relatively liberal and positive in outlook, I state that reaching the apex in scoring should be attainable. At this level of quality, much of the judgement is subjective and based on style. When a wine passes all the criteria technically and stylistically, then touches me emotionally, then I am moved to award the highest rating possible. It should be noted that these wines may have the slightest flaws, which result in even greater interest and character than without them, and the process of accepting these ‘imperfections', seemingly contradictory in semantic and philosophical terms, reflects my personal approach and are solely my own decisions. Pity those people who can never give the ultimate score, for they will never be satisfied. The wines are listed in chronological order of tasting.  The list will be updated as 20.0/20 scores are made.  The list will be most easily located under the 'Wine of the Week' tab (click here to see), 
 
Featured Reviews
These are wines tasted under more stringent conditions, submitted for ‘Feature Review', where the supplier is charged for the feedback service. These wines are taken into consideration when selecting my ‘Winery of the Year' and in my list of that year's ‘Outstanding Wines'.
Tasting Reviews
These are wines tasted in the format of structured tastings, or provided as samples not under the ‘Featured Reviews' procedure. The situations and conditions in which the wines are tasted may not be as conducive for in-depth appreciation as preferred, but they are wines which have still touched me as being of the very highest quality.

 

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