For detailed tasting notes and ratings, we recommend consulting the websites and reviews of some of the world’s most influential critics.
Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Founded in 1978 by leading critic, Robert Parker Jr, and now owned by The Michelin Group, this subscription-only site features more than 450,000 reviews. Wines are rated from 50 to 100 points and each score is accompanied by comprehensive tasting notes.
British writer and critic Jancis Robinson MW is a columnist for the Financial Times and runs the membership-based website jancisrobinson.com, also known as Purple Pages. It features more than 210,000 reviews and 13,500 articles from Robinson and her team of 15 experts worldwide, including seven Masters of Wine.
American writer and critic Antonio Galloni is the CEO of subscription-based website Vinous which boasts an editorial team made up of some of the world’s most respected names in wine. Subscribers have access to an archive of over 300,000 reviews, plus hundreds of articles and videos.
Hong Kong-based critic and journalist James Suckling is a former Wine Spectator editor who launched jamessuckling.com in 2010. The team rates wines on a 100-point scale and subscribers can access more than 130,000 tasting notes and scores (with more than 40,000 notes over the last two years for wines now in the market or soon to be released).
Jeannie Cho Lee
The Korean-American critic Jeannie Cho Lee MW is based in Hong Kong. Her subscription-based website features tasting notes and ratings for more than 22,000 wines alongside articles from the award-winning author. Cho is also an established wine educator, consultant and event host.
The award-winning writer and critic Tim Atkin MW is an International Wine Challenge co-chair who contributes to a number of publications including Decanter, Harpers and The World of Fine Wine. He produces special reports into some of the world’s most important wine regions that are available to buy at timatkin.com.
UK-based author and critic Neal Martin is a senior editor at Vinous. The former Robert Parker Wine Advocate reviewer is a Bordeaux and Burgundy specialist who picked up the André Simon and Louis Roederer awards for his 2012 book Pomerol.
Based in the US, Tanzer is now critic emeritus at Vinous after his acclaimed independent journal International Wine Cellar, was acquired by Antonio Galloni’s publication in 2014 and the archive transferred. Tanzer uses a 70-100 point rating scale.