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Wine Spectator School

Course: Bordeaux

Class 3: Beyond the Médoc


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.


Personal Preference

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...

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