Finish

Aftertaste Balance
10 Memorable (20 plus sec) 10 Perfect
9
Multi layered (15-20 sec)
9
Near perfect
8

Very complex (10-15 sec)
8 Well balanced
7 Complex (8-10 sec) 7 Balanced
6 Good commercial wine (5-6 sec) 6
Slightly out of balance but will come together
5
Commercial wine (3-4 sec)
5 A component out of balance/spirit/tannins
4
Ordinary Commercial wine (2-3 sec)
4 Various components out of balance
3 Cask wine (1-2 sec) 3 Out of balance
2 Less Than Cask wine (0-1 sec) 2 Badly out of balance
1 Neutral (0 sec) 1 Totally out of balance
Heat
Acid
10
No heat
10 Perfect acid level
9 Very low heat 9 Near perfect acid level
8
Low heat
8 Sufficient acid levels
7 Warm 7 Crisp acidity
6 Very warm
6 Soft acidity
5 Too warm
5 Austere acidity
4 Very moderately hot 4 High acidity
3
Moderately hot
3 Very high acidity
2 Very hot
2 No acidity
1 Firey hot 1 Extremely high acidity