A call for more consistency between different tasters
7 May 2005 by JR
John Logan, Eversholt, UK: HAVING JUST COMPARED YOUR TASTING NOTES FOR THE 2004 CLARETS TO ROBERT PARKER'S NOTES i FEEL THAT YOU HAVE BEEN DRINKING DIFFERENT WINES.HE DESCRIBES SOME WINES AS HAVING SWEET RIPE TANNINS, YOU DESCRIBE THE SAME WINE AS HAVING HARSH UNRIPE DRY TANNIN.I CAN UNDERSTAND THAT YOU MIGHT PREFER DIFFERENT TYPES OF WINE ,BUT AS PROFESSIONALS,SURELY YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO DESCRIBE THE WINES IN A SIMILAR WAY?? WHAT CHANCE DO US PUNTERS HAVE OF BUYING WINES TO SUITE OUR PALATES?? me: I do sympathise, believe me. But what more can I do other than be as honest and accurate as I possibly can? It must be immensely...

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