Joy Lindholm wrote:It should be a more reliable guide to the actual taste of a wine than any word on any label. Here’s how it goes:
ONE ( 1 )
Signifies barely discernible sweetness.
TWO ( 2 )
Signifies sweetness which is discernible but not obtrusive..
THREE ( 3 )
Signifies sweetness important of itself. Remember, I reject any wine of grotesque or vulgar sugariness.
FOUR ( 4 )
is bona-fide dessert wine.
The scale is only useful if you know the palate of the person making the evaluation.
I have friends who consider any evidence of r.s. to be 'discernible, obtrusive, and important' sweetness that makes it a bona-fide dessert wine, as much as I protest.