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 Very 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 Significantly out of balance
4 Ordinary Commercial wine (2-3 sec) 4 Out of balance (minus 2 points)
3 Little (1-2 sec) 3
2 Very little (0-1 sec) 2 Completely out of balance (minus 2 points)
1 Neutral (0 sec) 1
Phenolics
Acid
10 No phenolics evident 10 Perfect acid level
9 Faint trace but acceptable
9 Near perfect acid level
8 Phenolics evident but suited style
8 Sufficient acid levels
7 Stronger phenolics presence but suits style 7 Crisp acidity
6 Phenolics evident, acceptable 6 Soft acidity
5 Phenolics evident, just acceptable 5 Austere acidity
4 Slightly coarse
4 High acidity
3 Coarse 3 Very high acidity
2 Very coarse
2 No acidity
1 Bitter 1 Extremely high acidity