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Tasting wine is easy, but mapping what we taste onto someone else's criteria less so. Doing this in a systematic and consistent way can sometimes be challenging, especially when it's a systematic approach developed by an organisation with exams you want to pass...

Although this blog has been started by and for students at various stages of the WSET (Wine & Spirits Educational Trust) syllabus it's open to any wine lovers anywhere. The only condition is that you use the same systemic approach to tasting as us. That's WSET Level 3 and upwards.

So, send us an email and we'll put you on the user list!

We'll also send you a copy of the tasting approach if you don't have it already.

Happy tasting!


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NV Malmesy Madeira 10 Year Old

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Region: Madeira, Portugal
DOC
Producer: Henriques & Henriques
20.0% abv
Supplier: Mentzendorff & Co Ltd

Appearance:
Clear, deep brown with lemon yellow rim
Serious legging

Nose
Clean, pronounced
Confectionery, toffee, burned toffee, coffee
Intense, powerful, fully developed

Palate
Sweet
Alchohol: fortified
Acidity: medium+
Tannins: medium+
Coffee, burned caramel, smokey
Long finish

Conclusions
Good example
Premium price
Ready to drink (but wouldn't change for a while)
10th Dec 2007, 19:43  

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