You should understand a gold medal wine does not necessarily appeals to your palate.
Have you ever be disappointed after tasting a gold medal wine? First of all, wine is a very personal thing. You have your own likes and hates… You should understand a gold medal wine does not necessarily appeals to your palate. Ask yourself! what kind of wine do you like to drink? Do i like fruity wine? or Do i like spicy wine ? etc…
I have been tasting wines for years. During my tastings for scoring or judging purposes. I follow a methodology called systematic approach to tasting. It is beyond my personal preferences. I evaluate the quality (balanced, length, intensity, complexity, typicality, structure). I tasted % 100 blind.
What does my score means ?
Acceptable (75-79): It is drinkable balanced wine. No serious wine faults observed.
Good (80-84): It is a good wine with some character. It is usually not worth for ageing.
Very Good (85-89): It is a very good wine with complexity, length and intensity. Shows some terroir expression. It is usually worth for some ageing.
Outstanding (90+): It is an outstanding wine with complexity, length, intensity. Shows a great terroir expression. Worth for ageing in most cases…
Exceptional (95+): A classic…
Bronze : 86-88 points Silver : 89 – 91 points Gold : 92+
This is a basic summarize of a systematic approach to tasting. Please find my detailed tasting notes on my social accounts.
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