I thought from now on I'd include my Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) tasting notes. They provide a very an excellent systematic way of tasting and writing notes.

I find writing notes in this way means you consciously look at the structure and components of a wine without missing anything. Whilst wine tasting notes provides for subjective, opinionated and sometimes inconsistent pontificating.

I do find the WSET tasting notes at least break things down into simple terms, that try to provide some baseline for me to compare notes. My notes may be different to someone else's, but it allows me to compare wines in a more systematic way. Another plus, something to work on in the future, is to create a database of my notes. Separated into the WSET tasting components. 


See WSET page on my website here.

And more information at the official WSET sites below.