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Jancis Robinson, Wine Critic

Jancis Robinson is a British wine writer and critic who rose to fame in the mid-1980s after becoming the first MW (Master of Wine) from outside the wine trade. She is now one of the most influential commentators in the business, and writes a weekly column for the Financial Times as well as running her own website, JancisRobinson.com.

Robinson co-authored the World Atlas of Wine with Hugh Johnson and is the editor of the Oxford Companion to Wine. She is also widely viewed as a world authority on ampelography and has published extensively on the topic. In 2003, she was made an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) by the Queen, and has been appointed as an advisor of the royal wine cellar.

Robinson gives wine ratings based on both how the wine was showing at the time of tasting and its potential to improve with age.

Jancis Robinson’s 20-point wine scoring scale:

  • 20 – Truly exceptional
  • 19 – A humdinger
  • 18 – A cut above superior
  • 17 – Superior
  • 16 – Distinguished
  • 15 – Average
  • 14 – Deadly dull
  • 13 – Borderline faulty or unbalanced
  • 12 – Faulty or unbalanced

Jancis Robinson's wine scores on Wine-Searcher:
Score range: 9.5 – 20 points
50% fall between: 16 – 17 points
Average score: 16.4 points
(Data: October 2013)

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Top-Scoring Wines (Jancis Robinson)
Wine Name
Vintage
Score 
Popularity
Baron Philippe de Rothschild Chateau Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac, France 1945
20/20
$15,869 2
Domaines Barons de Rothschild Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Pauillac, France 1953
20/20
$4,154 3
Petrus, Pomerol, France 1971
20/20
$2,516 4
Petrus, Pomerol, France 1970
20/20
$2,672 4
Chateau Latour, Pauillac, France 1971
20/20
$582 6
Chateau Latour, Pauillac, France 1945
20/20
$5,219 6
Chateau Latour, Pauillac, France 1893
20/20
N/A 6
Chateau Haut-Brion, Pessac-Leognan, France 1959
20/20
$3,074 8
Chateau d'Yquem, Sauternes, France 1955
20/20
$1,505 9
Chateau d'Yquem, Sauternes, France 1943
20/20
$2,054 9
Chateau d'Yquem, Sauternes, France 1928
20/20
$3,845 9
Chateau d'Yquem, Sauternes, France 1847
20/20
N/A 9
Chateau d'Yquem, Sauternes, France 1831
20/20
N/A 9
Chateau d'Yquem, Sauternes, France 1811
20/20
N/A 9
Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Romanee-Conti Grand Cru, Cote de Nuits, France 2005
20/20
$17,554 11
Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Romanee-Conti Grand Cru, Cote de Nuits, France 1978
20/20
$16,428 11
Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Romanee-Conti Grand Cru, Cote de Nuits, France 1966
20/20
$14,112 11
Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy 1985
20/20
$2,318 14
Chateau Cheval Blanc, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, France 1961
20/20
$3,329 15
Chateau Cheval Blanc, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, France 1952
20/20
$1,256 15
Chateau Cheval Blanc, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, France 1928
20/20
$3,128 15
Chateau Montrose, Saint-Estephe, France 1928
20/20
$1,396 17
Chateau Montrose, Saint-Estephe, France 1893
20/20
N/A 17
Domaine de la Romanee-Conti La Tache Grand Cru Monopole, Cote de Nuits, France 1966
20/20
$2,493 18
Krug Brut, Champagne, France 1982
20/20
$725 30
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