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The use of wine tasting descriptors allows the taster to qualitatively relate the aromas and flavors that the taster experiences and can be used in assessing the overall quality of wine. Wine writers differentiate wine tasters from casual enthusiasts; tasters attempt to give an objective description of the wine's taste (often taking a systematic approach to tasting), casual enthusiasts appreciate wine but pause their examination sooner than tasters. The primary source of a person's ability to taste wine is derived from their olfactory senses. A taster's own personal experiences play a significant role in conceptualizing what they are tasting and attaching a description to that perception. The individual nature of tasting means that descriptors may be perceived differently among various tasters.[1]

The following is an incomplete list of wine tasting descriptors and a common meaning of the terms. These terms and usage are from Karen MacNeil's 2001 edition of The Wine Bible unless otherwise noted.

A–C

D–H

I–P

R–Z

See also

Notes

  1. ^ MacNeil 2001, pp. 98–110.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Walton 2000, p. 11.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g ""Women Are Like Fine Wine" – A witty way to detect and remember top wine descriptors". TASTEnPAIR. Retrieved 2016-02-11.
  4. ^ a b MacNeil 2001, p. 862.
  5. ^ a b c MacNeil 2001, p. 863.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r Robinson 2003, p. 16.
  7. ^ MacNeil 2001, p. 4, 863.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i Robinson 2006, p. 686.
  9. ^ a b c MacNeil 2001, p. 864.
  10. ^ a b c MacNeil 2001, p. 865.
  11. ^ a b c d e f MacNeil 2001, p. 866.
  12. ^ MacNeil 2001, p. 6.
  13. ^ a b c d e f g MacNeil 2001, p. 867.
  14. ^ MacNeil 2001, p. 5.
  15. ^ a b c d e f g h MacNeil 2001, p. 868.
  16. ^ winepros.com.au. The Oxford Companion to Wine. "foxy".
  17. ^ a b c MacNeil 2001, p. 869.
  18. ^ "/Glossary of Wine Tasting Terms: Lactic Acid to Lush or Luscious". Theworldwidewine.com. Retrieved 17 November 2018.
  19. ^ a b c d MacNeil 2001, p. 870.
  20. ^ "Bottle aromas and the petrol character in Riesling". Archived from the original on 2012-12-04. Retrieved 2012-06-29.
  21. ^ MacNeil 2001, p. 871.
  22. ^ a b c d MacNeil 2001, p. 872.
  23. ^ a b c MacNeil 2001, p. 873.
  24. ^ MacNeil 2001, p. 515.
  25. ^ a b c MacNeil 2001, p. 874.

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