I am conducting an experiment, dabbling with a new style of wine tasting notes. And I would love your input on the results.
Tasting notes can get boring, the same old words being used again and again, almost until they lose their meaning. You may not want to read the same old descriptors all the time. So I have been pondering over how to improve my tasting notes. I want them to be more exciting, though still maintaining their validity.
My first new tasting note was for the 2008 Heidi Schrok Muscat, and those who commented on my review all enjoyed the new style. It is a more descriptive style, trying to evoke the emotions and feelings that the wine brings out in me. I think this might be a more vibrant style which can better summarize the character and nature of the wine. I have followed that my first new tasting note with a review of a couple of Sakés. And more new reviews will be forthcoming.
I won't be using this new style of tasting notes all the time. Especially when doing reviews from large tastings with lots of different wines. But these new tasting notes will become more prominent on my blog.
Please give me feedback on these new notes. Do you like them or not? Do you find them useful or not?