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Bottle sizes for Bordeaux wines

3/8
bottle
magnum
doouble magnum
Jeroboam
Impérial
Salmanasar
Balthasar
Nebukadnezar
Melchior
0.375
0.75
1.5
3
4.5
6
9
12
15
18
litre
litre
litre
litre
litre
litre
litre
litre
litre
litre
 
Fill levels
Abbreviation
IN
VTS
TS
HS
MS
LM
LS
Term
Into neck
Very top shoulder
Top shoulder
High shoulder
Mid shoulder
Lower mid
Low-Shoulder
 
 

Rating 
World-renowned 100 point scheme introduced by the American wine journalist Robert Parker.

Points
96 - 100
 

90 - 95
 

80 - 89
 

70 - 79
 

Explanation
An extraordinary wine of profound and complex character displaying all the attributes expected of a classic wine of its variety. Wines of this calibre are worth a special effort to find, purchase, and consume.

An outstanding wine of exceptional complexity and character.
In short, these are terrific wines.

A barely above average to very good wine displaying various degrees of finesse and flavour as well as character with no noticeable flaws.

An average wine with little distinction, except that it is soundly made.
In essence, a straightforward, innocuous wine.