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Appearance (4 points):

Colour: poor = 0
          good/attractive = 1
          very good/exciting = 2

Body/weight/fluidity/limpidity/vinosity: thin = 0
                                                      good weight = 1

Clarity/brilliance: dull = 0
                        clear/bright = 1

Nose/Smell (6 points):

Cleanness: unpleasant/faulty (eg H2S, mercaptans) = 0
                fresh/clean = 1

Fineness/finesse: unattractive = 0
                         pleasant = 1
                         fine/harmonious = 2
                         complex/sophisticated/very fine = 3

Intensity: insignificant/faulty = 0
              weak/fading = 1
              persistent = 2

Taste (10 points):

Cleanness/purity: oxidised/excess SO2/impure = 0
                         coarse/clumsy/cloying/just acceptable = 1
                         smooth/pure = 2

Character/personality/finesse: astringent/bitter/unpleasant = 0
                                          thin/weak/undistinguished = 1
                                          pleasant/interesting/fine = 2
                                          complex/sophisticated/very fine = 3

Harmony/balance/structure: too bland/over acidic/too oaky = 0
                                       balanced/harmonious = 1
                                       harmonious and well structured = 2

Persistence/duration/length/finish/aftertaste: insignificant = 0
                                                                short = 1
                                                                long lasting = 2
                                                                persisting complexity = 3

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