Vintage charts for wine can be an emotive subject. They are intended to provide guidance to the consumer on the general quality level of wines for a given year and also advise on whether a wine is ready to drink or best kept.
There are many organisations producing vintage charts. The one below is by Berry Bros & Rudd (See link for more detailed outline). This is marked simply out of 10, where 10 is outstanding and 1 is poor, and provides generic guidance for a region. A more comprehensive system – and probably most world-famous – is that produced by Robert Parker. This has marks from 50 to 100 and explores regions to an extra level of detail. A link to this chart is also provided below.