It is a nebulous area to provide a definitive assessment on the quality of wine due to varied personal preferences. However, a finewine must meet certain base objective requirements.
Balance in a wine is determined by these key elements:
- Flavour – acidity and sweetness
(if present), oak (if present),
- Tannin, and
Balanced wines bear the greatest potential for cellaring. They will also mix well with food and have a smaller chance of providing fatigue to the palate.