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Wine Aromas
Wine Aromas

Wine Aromas
Wines can emit thousands of different aromas and flavors. Here is a list to help you better detect them when you are tasting a wine!

Fruity
Citrus Berry Tree Fruit Tropical Fruit Dried Fruit Other
Grapefruit Blackberry Cherry Pineapple Strawberry Jam Artificial Fruit
Lemon Raspberry Apricot Melon Raisin Methyl Anthranilate
Strawberry Peach Banana Prune
Black Currant/Casis Apple Fig
           
Vegetative
Fresh Canned/Cooked Dried      
Stemmy Green Beans Hay/Straw
Grass, Cut Greens Asparagus Tea
Bell Pepper Green Olive Tobacco
Eucalyptus Black Olive Apple
Mint Artichoke    
           
Nutty
Walnut Hazelnut Almond
           
Caramelized
Honey Butterscotch Butter Soy Sauce Chocolate Molasses
           
Woody
Phenolic Resinous Burned      
Phenolic Cedar Smoky
Vanilla Oak Burnet Toast/ Charred
Coffee
           
Earthy
Moldy Earthy        
Moldy Cork Mushroom
Musty/ Mildew Dusty
           
Chemical
Petroleum Sulfur Paper Pungent Other  
Diesel Wet Wool, Wet Dog Wet Cardboard Sulfur Dioxide Fused Alcohol
Kerosene Sulfur Dioxide Filter Pad Ethanol Sorbate
Plastic Burnt Match Acetic Avid Soapy
Tar Cabbage Ethyl Acetate Fishy
Skunk
Garlic
Mercaptan
Hydrogen Sulfide
Rubbery
 
Pungent
Cool Hot        
Menthol Alcohol
Alcohol
           
Oxidized
Acetaldehyde (Sherry)
           
Microbiological
Yeasty Lactic Other      
Leesy Lactic Acid Mousey
Flor Yeast Sweaty Horsey
Butyric Acid
Sauerkraut  
           
Floral
Geranium Violet Rose Orange Blossom Linalool
           
Spicy
Licorice, Anise Black Pepper Cloves
           

For further explanations of these aromas and flavors and in what wines you may find them, read our learn article “Aromas and Flavors”.

 
 
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Appellation d’Origine Controlée
Wine Through The Times
Wine Trivia 7
Fast Wine Facts 3
Grape Harvest
Oh the Horror! Red Wine Stains.
Wine Trivia 6
Grape Growing Problems
Fast Wine Facts 2
Ice Wine
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How Many Grapes
Wine Aromas
Kosher Wine
Wine Trivia 5
When To Send Wine Back
Sherry
Wine Trivia 4
Prohibition
Great French Wine Blight
Port Wines
Wine Trivia 3
Wine Trivia 2
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Sparkling Wine and Champagne
Organic and Biodynamic Wine
Aging Wine
Wine Varietals
Wine Labels
New World Vs Old World Wines
How Terroir Effects Wine
Clarifying Wine with Egg Whites
Tips On Preserving Open Wine
Why Red Wine Makes Me...
The Biology of Tasting Wine
Choosing the Perfect Glassware
Corks vs Plastic Corks
Wine Laws and AVAs in the USA
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