Reading a tasting profile

The wine tasting diagram complements analyses referring to a batch of wine on the Vinsenvrac.com website. The diagram allows you to quickly and accurately visualize the flavour profile of the wine described.

The pentagram is based on criteria scored between 1 and 5 by the seller submitting the batch. The score, and therefore the intensity of a given characteristic, increases from the centre of the diagram (i.e. from 0 to 5 in the centre to the end of the ridge).

The criteria are:

A further criterion is featured: aromatic notes. This characteristic is used to find the dominant wine flavour and intensity. The predominant flavours match the classification of oenologist Pfister-Guyot.

Further reading: ‘Le goût du vin’ by Emile Peynaud, Editions Dunod (1983) - Guide pratique de la dégustation by Maurice Chassin, Editions Dunod (2011)