, Balance, Complexity
SUMMARIZE involves examining a wine's Finish, Balance and Complexity, and coming to a final evaluation of quality and appeal.
- Finish refers to the length of time a wine's flavors linger in the mouth after swallowing or spitting and, like aftertaste, is an important indicator of quality.
- In general, the longer the finish, the better the wine.
- Swirl, sniff, sip and swallow the wine.
- Pay attention to the length of time the flavors linger: