Top 10 ‘Top 10s’ of 2016

Top 10 ludicrous but true wine descriptors


The average wine drinker’s tasting vocabulary may be limited to “fruity” or “nice”, but the actual flavour of a wine is far more complex than that. As many as 1,000 different flavour compounds have been identified in wine – not all of them fruity, and not all of them nice.

From cat’s pee to kerosene to a packet of Frazzles, we delved deep into the phantasmagoria of volatile flavour compounds for this top 10 to reveal 10 of the most ‘ludicrous but true’ wine flavour descriptors.

Top 10 ludicrous but true wine descriptors

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