IWSC wine tasting

The IWSC scoring system

Achieving an award from the International Wine & Spirit Competition isn’t easy, but that’s what makes the medal so respected. Visit the IWSC website to learn all about our tightly structured, rigorous wine tasting process.

The System

95 96 97 98 99 100
95 - 100
A superb wine with great personality, character and complexity, but that is also true to its origins. An example that stands out among its peers as a supreme drinking experience.
90 91 92 93 94
90 - 94
An accomplished wine with considerable personality. A classic example of its style or variety.
85 86 87 88 89
85 - 89
A perfectly well-made wine which provides an enjoyable drinking experience.

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