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
A little out of balance but will come together
5
Commercial wine (3-4 sec)
5 Tannins strongly out of balance
4
Ordinary Commercial wine (2-3 sec)
4 Acid strongly out of balance
3 Cask wine (1-2 sec) 3 Oak strongly out of balance
2 Less Than Cask wine (0-1 sec) 2 Fruit out of balance
1 Neutral (0 sec) 1 Totally out of balance
Tannins
Acid
10
Velvet Smooth
10 Perfect acid level
9 Smooth 9 Near perfect acid level
8
Fine grained/dry
8 Sufficient acidity
7 Fine grained/soft 7 Crisp acidity
6 Dry/firm
6 Soft acidity
5 Firm
5 Austere acidity
4 Very Firm
4 High acidity
3
Aggressive
3 Very high acidity
2 Very aggressive/exceptionally dry
2 No acidity
1 Excessive 1 Extremely high acidity