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loveladyelectric wrote:Kyle tells me they're useless without a 100 point scale.
Tastings notes can be very helpful. However, they can also get absurd. I once read a debate between two tasters about the difference between the leather taste in wine. Certainly it exists. However, these two id1ots were arguing about what kind of leather. Feminine leather is more like saddle leather while masculine leather is more worn, like a boot. Go kill yourselves!
Types of fruit (red, blue/black), bright or dark, earth (tar, dirt, mushroom), floral, and oak (butter, smoke, vanilla, caramel) etc. are all very helpful.
"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke
"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen