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Wine Spectator School


Course: Bordeaux

Class 3: Beyond the Médoc


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4S: SEE, SNIFF, SIP, SUMMARIZE

 
SNIFF >> Aroma Identification and Intensity

Swirl and sniff each of the wines to identify and compare their aromas.

 

 
SWIRL AND SNIFF YOUR WINES

Intensity
Are the aromas intense? Do they jump out of the glass? Or are they faint?

 
Identity
What aromas can you identify in each wine?

  • Can you find any of the aromas typically associated with these varietals?
    Cabernet Sauvignon
    Merlot
  • Are all the aromas fruity?
  • Do you pick up any vanilla or toasty oak aromas from oak barrels?
Circle your observations on your tasting checklist.

 

 
COMPARE THE WINES' AROMAS

Intensity

  • Which is the...

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