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    Quote Originally Posted by Waals View Post
    What I do know for sure is that bad red wine, osbloed, gives a much better headache than a smooth red Merlot
    Without a doubt!! But.... some of that bad red osbloed gets sold with the same BS embellished descriptions as the good stuff.

    I have no difficulty in tasting the basic essence, or character, or whatever, of a nice smooth easy drinking wine... but I battle like hell to taste all those 'juicy ripe mulberries' or 'toasted vanilla pods' or 'sundried bananas' or 'summertime sweetpotatoes'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oppers View Post
    I've been wondering about this for some time... but last night I was making some Gluwein and saw this on the label:

    'abundance of mixed berry fruit, particularly juicy strawberry and mulberry, joined by a hint of spices and herbs,underscored by... a touch of dried bananas'

    Now, I know this was just dooswyn (albeit the same reputable wine sold in bottles), but similar kinda crap (imnsho) is used to describe and sell expensive wine too.

    I might be such a pleb, but I've never tasted any of the stuff they describe... and I've been drinking wine for longer than I care to remember. In my household it's a staple food.

    What are these okes smoking??

    Attached a sample of the official wine judging aroma wheel. The dudes with the golden noses must be able to distinguish between each of these - and they can - especially for identification at blind tastings.

    It is actually a talent - if you are not born with a sense of smell orders better than the average person, you cannot learn it.

    Some say..... their noses are so sensitive, that a fart counts as a suicide attempt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedgehog View Post
    When I saw the heading I thought it was a thread discussing D3 owners experiences..

    but then saw it was about poor quality stuff in an expensively disguised package.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JJJ View Post
    Attached a sample of the official wine judging aroma wheel. The dudes with the golden noses must be able to distinguish between each of these - and they can - especially for identification at blind tastings.

    It is actually a talent - if you are not born with a sense of smell orders better than the average person, you cannot learn it.

    Some say..... their noses are so sensitive, that a fart counts as a suicide attempt.
    I see your wheel and I raise my own

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJJ View Post
    Attached a sample of the official wine judging aroma wheel. The dudes with the golden noses must be able to distinguish between each of these - and they can - especially for identification at blind tastings.

    It is actually a talent - if you are not born with a sense of smell orders better than the average person, you cannot learn it.

    Some say..... their noses are so sensitive, that a fart counts as a suicide attempt.
    I will agree that there are definitely finer noses than mine, just as some blind folks can hear false notes on a piano a lot better than I can. But, the complexities that they describe seems positively far fetched. My opinion only... but one I will stand by.

    BTW, I also have a wheel like that. It's got two halves, but they blend into each other. There's no definite lines between the two halves... And the two halves are merely named 'enjoyable' and 'not enjoyable.

    See, told you I'm a pleb.
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    I generally drink dry red wine. There only two types...those I like and those I donít. Trouble is I never remember which is which so when I buy it, itís always a bit of a lottery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Imvubu View Post
    I generally drink dry red wine. There only two types...those I like and those I donít. Trouble is I never remember which is which so when I buy it, itís always a bit of a lottery.
    Aaaaah, so you have the same taste wheel I have...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    OK I see some people getting irate about some jocular remarks about wine and are getting personal.

    So I'm out of here. You guys need to grow up. Really.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oppers View Post
    I will agree that there are definitely finer noses than mine, just as some blind folks can hear false notes on a piano a lot better than I can. But, the complexities that they describe seems positively far fetched. My opinion only... but one I will stand by.

    BTW, I also have a wheel like that. It's got two halves, but they blend into each other. There's no definite lines between the two halves... And the two halves are merely named 'enjoyable' and 'not enjoyable.

    See, told you I'm a pleb.
    There are people who can tell by taste

    american oak vs french oak
    Barrel vs staves vs "teabags of wood shavings"
    Barrel toast from mild through medium through heavy toast
    a barrel get used 3 times for wine and taste can tell whether the wine was in first , second or third fill barrels

    I think it is possible that once the flavours are highlighted in a controlled tasting things get clearer

    If one has never tasted a plum one is not able to know what to look for in a taste

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