If you put your glass of Beaujolais to your nose and smell strawberry, it is because the same --or nearly the same-- combination of esters that makes a strawberry smell like a strawberry is also there in the wine.
Wine is capable of great aromatic complexity, and it is possible for a single wine to smell of many things -- for example, currant, plum, herbs, smoke and earth.
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