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Naphtalinton

Synonym for untypical age tone; see under UTA.

Term for the "atypical age tone" in wine, emphasizing the distinction from the "true age tone". There are numerous synonyms such as acacia tone, 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 be a major source. It is a natural wine substance which only causes negative sensory...

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