It’s time to bring everything together.
First we covered how a wine is made – Vinification.
Next we looked at the environment where wine is made – Viticulture.
Then a deep dive into the fun stuff – Aromas and Flavours.
Most recently we focused on the things perhaps most people don’t pay attention to – Structure.
In this weeks video we are ready to tackle Quality – how can you tell objectively if a wine is outstanding or mediocre?
I should include a caveat: It takes a lot of experience to be able to quickly and accurately judge a wine.
What is important is establishing a solid baseline for structural and quality measurements.
Because there are few absolutes in wine. It is not correct to say “this wine has high acid” or “this wine has high tannin” in absolute terms.
We can only say “Wine A has high acid when compared to Wine B”.
In other words, perceptions of structure and quality are relative, ever-shifting.
The good news is that it’s usually a pleasurable exercise to build experience in wine tasting.
Don’t just swallow the wine in one gulp – taste, mull over and consider as you enjoy it.
As before, I have provided Time Stamps for each part of the video in the description on YouTube.
Read more: Blind Tasting For The Wine Novice