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Dear Dr. Vinny,

I want to know, in your point scale, if a 95-point Don Melchor is the same (quality, body, taste, etc.) as a 95-point Château Pétrus. When you taste, does the producer have an impact on the score?

—Antonio, Celaya, Mexico

Dear Antonio,

First off, the producer (and the price) of a wine is never taken into account when we review wines. All the wines are tasted blind.

Secondly, a 95 is a 95. But there's more to life than just scores. Read the tasting note to see if the wine sounds like something you'd like. After all, a Pétrus is a very different wine than a Don Melchor.

—Dr. Vinny

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