martes, 16 de febrero de 2010

Examples of how to describe wine

Colour

Has an attractive, bright colour.
This vintage has a deep, ruby-red colour.
Is showing a touch of age with a brick-red colour.
Has a deep colour with brick-red glints.
Has a dark, cherry colour with purple glints.
This is a fully mature wine, showing a light, brick-red colour with an orange rim.

Nose

There are beautiful fresh fruit aromas.
There are wild red berry fruit aromas.
A fruity nose of raspberry and blackurrant.
There are powerful oaky aromas with spicy hints.
There is a complex bouquet of leather and vanilla.

Palate

There are beautiful fresh fruit flavours.
There are hints of spice and liquorice.
There is a good balance between fruit, tannin, alcohol, and acidity.
There is a soft, fruity attack, with hints of spice and oak coming through.
It is round with good backbone and a lingering finish.

Potential

It is ready to drink now.
To drink now or over the next two or three years.
A wine to lay down.

Food Recommendations

This wine can be enjoyed with -------.
I should be served with -----.

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