January 22nd, 2007 | Uncategorized
“Bright yellow with greenish streaks. Intense nose, green fruit, traces of citrus fruit flesh and fine herbs. Fresh palate, fruity, excellent structure, spicy background, good fruit/acidity balance.”
Translating a taste into words must be one of the most difficult things ever, and everyone has (and should have) their own vocabulary for doing this – one man’s cat’s pee is possibly another man’s freshly cut grass! The reason I say this is that I am always puzzled when an expression like fine herbs is used to describe our wine – personally this idea has never entered my head, which all goes to prove that all tasting is subjective and very personal.
As a former wine buyer Mr Peñin’s words that please me the most are “excellent structure”, as for me structure is probably the single most important factor in finding a good wine – having said that good fruit/acidity balance also helps!