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April 2005
Last Updated Mary 2012

Product Reviews / Main Nibbles / Wine

Wine Aromas & Flavors

Page 3: Wine Aroma & Flavor Terms ~ G To Z

This is Page 3 of a six-page article on wine tasting, wine aromas and flavors. These flavors and aromas are found in different wines. Some wines are known for producing them, based on the grape and terroir. Others can emerge from seasonal growing conditions. Click on the black links below to visit other pages.


Aroma Category Wine Descriptors
  • Coffee
  • Grilled Meat
  • Roasted
  • Smokey
  • Toast
  • Mineral
  • Powder/Talc
  • Sulfur
  • Almond
  • Hazelnut
  • Walnut
  • Anise/Licorice
  • Cloves
  • Pepper
Vegetal and Herbaceous
  • Artichoke
  • Asparagus
  • Bell Pepper
  • Black Olive
  • Cigar
  • Cinnamon
  • Clove
  • Cut Grass
  • Eucalyptus
  • Green Bean
  • Green Olive
  • Green Pepper
  • Hay/Straw
  • Mint
  • Mushroom
  • Pine
  • Saffron
  • Tea
  • Thyme
  • Tobacco
  • Truffle
  • Yeast/Bread/Dough
  • Cedar
  • Oak


  • Sawdust


Continue To Page 4: White Wine

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