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LIVE opportunities: Stephen Tanzer leaves an incredible number of reviews

Vinous announced this Monday (19th July) that Stephen Tanzer is now “Critic Emeritus”.

Stephen has offered a tremendous amount to the Fine Wine Market and has left a legacy of over 75,000 wine reviews – which ranks among one of the highest.

Another legacy he left? Stephen Tanzer does not give out 100-points.

He rarely gives out 99s either.

Below are his top three scored wines, the most recent coming from February 2019, yet none of the wines themselves are from this century:

A few others have had the potential from barrel (97-100) but in latest tastings they all came up short:

The graph below shows Stephen’s skew of scores. 40.1% of his scores are below 90-points. 58.4% of his ratings are between 90-95+ points.. And just 1.5% of his marks are 95.5 points and above.