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 APPEARANCE

Pts 
 

1

brilliant, start-bright and/or crystal; colour correct for type 

.5

slightly dull and/or hazy; or colour faint or too pronounced

0

cloudy, sediment and/or bubbles inappropriate for type; or colour distinctly wrong for type

 AROMA AND BOUQUET

 

 

5

complex, variety, elegant and/or close to perfect for its type

4

appealing and/or fruity

3

pleasant and/or delicate

2

undeveloped and/or absent

1

slightly off

0

distinctly unpleasant

ACID

 

balanced and appropriate to type

low or high for sugar present

flabby and flat or sour and harsh

 SUGAR

 

1

balanced and appropriate for type

.5

sweet edged or slightly lacking for acid present

0

cloying or too dry

 BODY

 

1

full and/or appropriate for type

.5

slightly thin or heavy

0

thin and watery or too heavy

ASTRINGENCY

 

1

appropriate

.5

slightly excessive

0

overpowering, harsh

 FLAVOUR

 

3

outstanding, complex, mature and/or nearly perfect for type

2.5

fruity, luscious, robust and/or varietal

2

appealing characteristics

1.5

not outstanding but clean

1

lacking

0

distinctly off

 FINISH

 

3

long-lasting aftertaste, flavours continue to develop and change, new qualities emerge

2.5

long aftertaste, appealing flavour characteristics may intensify

2

appealing qualities in flavour linger

1.5

some pleasing flavours

1

acceptable: no faults but no particular character

0

inappropriate bitterness and/or lingering off taste

 GENERAL QUALITY

 

3

outstanding, distinguished, elegant

2

good, well made with character

1

sound, no faults

0

flawed, faulty

TOTAL

 

 

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