One of the best ways of assessing a wine for investment is by paying close attention to Robert Parker’s rating system. Known as the Wine Advocate Rating System, the scheme uses a 50-100 point quality scale, attributing Parker Points to individual wines for investment.
The wine journalist started the 100-point system because he believed that the 20-point systems failed to offer enough flexibility, resulting in inflated wine ratings. The Wine Advocate is a very critical spectrum that, if anything, underestimates the quality of a wine. Parker’s numerical system goes hand in hand with comprehensive tasting notes.
An investment wine scoring between 96 and 100 on the Wine Advocate scale is described as being ‘extraordinary’ and ‘classic’. He recommends going out of your way to find and invest in wines of this caliber. They will make excellent investments.
The next tier, wines scoring between 90 and 95 points, are described as outstanding wines. In general, anything scoring 90 or above is a good investment that can also be described as A-grade Ratings System.