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Class 5: Old World Model: France

sniff: intensity and identification



  1. Swirl and sniff your Bordeaux.
  2. Do you find any black cherry, currant, spice or cedar, the aromas most commonly associated with Bordeaux?
  3. Note the aromas and their intensity on your worksheet.


Côtes du Rhône

  1. Swirl, sniff your Côtes du Rhône: Do you find berry, spice and black pepper aromas?
  2. Mark your worksheet.



How do the aromas of the two wines compare? The intensity?

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