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animal

animal (GB)

Smell and taste designation for a wine in the context of a wine address. This occurs mainly with red wines and is reminiscent of animals and animal things like animal skin, fur, leather, musk, flesh and blood. This can be understood in a positive way, but if it is more pronounced, it can indicate the wine defect horse sweat. An almost synonymous term is odd. See also under roast smell.

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