ine is a story. A good story has a beginning, middle and an end. That is why I have decided to modify the existing 100-point system by creating a breakdown. It makes sense to me to allot 40 points to the aromatic (with a visual component) aspect of the wine, as, frankly, to me it’s half the battle. I get three quarters of my enjoyment from ‘nosing’ the wine. I am not judging the book by its “smell,” merely stating what’s became obvious over the years.
With this system, readers will have a clear idea of where my head was at when I give the wine its final score. It seems like a more transparent and complete breakdown of what the wine delivered.
- Introduction: Appearance – Aromatics (A) – 40 points
- Middle: Mid-palate – Mouthfeel (M) – 30 points
- Finale: Finish (F) – 30 points
Total maximum score: 100 points
For example, if the wine receives 36 points for A, 29 for M and 30 for F its total IMF score is 95 points out of 100.