The raison d'etre of most professional wine criticism is founded on the notion that there is an 'absolute scale' of quality that can be assessed and measured. A good taster can give a wine a score on a numerical scale. If given the same wine weeks later, the score should be the same.
Jancis Robinson (wine correspondent for the Financial Times) is one of the best.
The score she gave to Domaine of the Bee 'Les Genoux' 2011 was 17.5 out of 20.
This is high praise for Jancis, who tends to reserve scores above 18 for very exalted wines
17.0 - Chateau Latour 2002
17.5 - Chateau Lafite 2007
17.5 - Domaine of the Bee 'Les Genoux' 2011
17.5 - Chateau Margaux 2011
17.5 - Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Corton Grand Cru 2010
And yet what pleases us most is not the score she has given us, but the words she has used to describe our wines:
"I have just tasted and was seriously impressed by their two bottlings...