BALANCE in wine
There are frequent discussions here about too much alcohol or oak or whatever........ in wine. I've always been a proponent of the argument that BALANCE is what it's all about, not the percentage or over/under use of any particular element in winemaking. While reading a wine blog today I came a cross a reference to an organization called "In Pursuit Of Balance".
Here's a link to this group's "manifesto" page:
Lots of interesting material......... if you want to take the time.
I agree with you completely. I have had very good to great wines, where the "numbers" indicate an "out-of-balance" wine, but in the glass, and on my palate, things just seem to work well.
Same with wines, where their "numbers" seem to indicate a "balance," but again, in the glass, and on the palate, the wine is too "hot," too "tannic," etc..
I have not heard of your "In Pursuit of Balance" group before, but think they might be onto something.
To me, "balance," so very often correlates with "satisfaction." Maybe I just do not know what I enjoy?