Synonym for atypical ageing tone; see under UTA.
Term for the "atypical ageing tone" or "atypical ageing note" in wine, emphasising the distinction from the "true ageing tone". There are very many synonyms such as acacia, floor wax tone, hybrid tone, candle wax, Mediterranean note, furniture polish, naphtalone, wet cardboard (papier mâché), wet cloth, dirty cloth, mothball tone, moth powder tone, soap tone (soapy), nitrogen builder, dull, detergent tone and washing powder tone. Aminoacetophenone (AAP) was identified as the responsible aroma component in 1993. The plant hormone indoleacetic acid is likely to have a high proportion as the starting substance. It is a natural wine substance that only causes negative...
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