I was curious to know the average scores of other wine reviewers and looked for any sources that could give insight. Unfortunately, those have not been tabulated or at least published. I looked at my reviews to get an average and after all they are all published hence anyone could get that number.
My average review is 8.91145 (out of 10.0 Points) as of July 15, 2011. I look at the number as somewhat of a bellwether–if the number was higher like 9.2 or 9.3 I could possibly attribute that to perhaps reviewing higher end wines or possibly my reviews were creeping higher over time. Looking at the number shows restraint and careful adherence to the integrity of a rating scale that is logarithmic and that each subsequent 10th of a point is more difficult to achieve than the previous.
My wine ratings have never been issued beyond 9.6 and I do expect at some point that those wines will be coming and the only thing will be what if any wine will be a 10.0? It may be hard to pinpoint or impossible to say what is a perfect or a 10.0 wine.
I will publish from time-to-time my average reviews– a great way to benchmark where my reviews are progressing. Until then stay tuned for more individual wine reviews.
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