Taste & Score


Here below is the tasting form used by the Associazione Italiana Sommelier, it is in Italian but the terms used are readily understood by an English speaker.


There are several methods for scoring the quality of wine.

Roving Somm adopted the scoring system used by the Associazione Italiana Sommelier, Robert Parker and others.

- from 60 to 70 (just drinkable, a wine below 70 has serious problems and we usually do not consider it at all);

- from 70 to 79 (average to good);

- from 80 to 89 (good to excellent);

- from 90 to 94 (excellent);

- 95+ (exceptional).

Whether a wine can ever be PERFECT, and score 100, is a question that is not definitively answered. Some say there is no perfect wine because any wine can always be improved. Others, me included, think there are rare occasions when a wine "ticks all the boxes" or unusual and amazing excellence: look, smell, taste, length, complexity, coup de coeur, harmony of sensations and then it deserves to be scored 100.

In assigning a score, we will take into consideration the visual, olfactory and taste/olfactory qualities of our wines, as well as their balance and aging potential.

The "absolute" score of a wine should be as objective as possible, given the inevitable personal sensitivity of each of us.

However, it is also of the utmost importance to evaluate the "Quality/Price" ratio of a wine. It is relatively easy to find a good expensive wine, but it is more difficult, and interesting, to find an excellent wine at a reasonable price!

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