4S: SEE, SNIFF, SIP, SUMMARIZE
SUMMARIZE >> Quality and Personal Preference
Rank the three wines in terms of quality and personal preference.
- Is the wine straightforward? Or complex, with lots of aromas and flavors?
- Would it hold your interest for a second glass?
- Are the aromas and flavors appealing?
- Are the components--fruit, sweetness and acidity--in balance? Or does one of them jump out at you?
- Is the finish short or long?
- Is the wine ageworthy?
Circle your conclusions on your tasting checklist.
Do you like the wine?
- Are the aromas and flavors appealing to you?
- Would you drink a second glass?
- Would you recommend this wine to a friend?
- Would you drink the wine now...