See under menthol.
Monohydric alcohol from the group of terpenes (monoterpenes). At room temperature, menthol is a colourless, crystalline solid with a peppermint odour. The natural (levorotatory) menthol occurs in many essential oils, especially in mint oils of the plant genus Mentha. These are common mint, peppermint and polemint, as well as basil, bitter melon, tarragon, marjoram, oregano, rosemary, sage, sunflower and thyme. Menthol is added to many products as a disinfectant ingredient and as a fragrance and flavouring agent. These include liqueurs, perfumes, sweets and dental and oral care products.
Menthol tones are also found in wine, for example in the white wine varieties...
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