New Sauternes Gold Star Scoring System
I’ve always resisted scoring Sauternes – to me it feels a bit like judging one’s family. Steve has convinced me, however, that some form of judgement would make your life a lot easier and I completely understand that it can be difficult to make sense of some of my ramblings on Sauternes!
So – we’ve invented a new system for scoring Sauternes which gets over some of the problems associated with the traditional 100 or 20 point systems. In the Gold Star System wines are scored out of 10 for Year, Wine and Value giving a maximum of 30.
Our aim is for the system to explain a wine more clearly to readers and also to give guidance to producers on how to improve their overall offer. In short we hope the system is a constructive contribution. For a fuller explanation of the system click here – Gold Star Scoring System
We will be trialling the system for the 2011 vintage – do let us know what you think. Don’t forget to read the notes too though! Bill Blatch