Just a little aside here. As I mentioned before, I use the 100-point scale, and I think I do so conservatively and judiciously. My scores are accurate plus or minus about five points, meaning that my 90 point wine might be your 85 point wine or your 95 point wine. People call me an idiot when I say that, and I do say it often. Perhaps they are hoping repetition might yield reality.
But I believe, as I stated earlier, that the 100-point scale is a comparative scale as opposed to being any objective measure. Wine appreciation is a subjective matter, end of story. The only objective aspects of wine writing are the technical sheets that list grams per liter of acid, PH and parts per million of dry extract.
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