One recent afternoon I tasted with a wine critic. I was impressed with his palate. At the end of the long tasting we were chatting about numerical ratings, which he is compelled to use. I was surprised when he told me that numerical ratings are “stupid” because they impart a “false sense of objectivity.” He wouldn’t use them if they weren’t required for his job (he has a rent to pay after all).
Do you use scores in your notes at home, where your job doesn’t depend on it?
Related: “Wine Ratings Might Not Pass the Sobriety Test” NY Times