FLOWERS: violet, herb tea, jasmine, acacia, iris, rose
FRUITS: raspberry, blackcurrant, cherry, redcurrant, apricot, apple, banana, prune
PLANTS: grass, fern, moss, mushrooms, tea, vegetables
SPICES: pepper, ginger, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, truffle, aniseed, mint
BALSAMIC: resin, pine, vanilla
CHEMICAL: acetone, yeast, sulphur, acetic acid,
WOOD: new wood from oak barrels
ANIMAL: meat, game, musk, fur
PYRO: burnt, grilled, toasted, smoked, tobacco, leather, roasted coffee
good wines show a good balance between acidity and viscosity
Too much acidity means the wine will be "aggressive"
Too little acidity and the wine is "flat"
Too much viscosity and the wine will be heavy, "thick"
Too little viscosity and the wine is light, "thin"
in these wines you are looking for a good balance between acidity, viscosity and tannin (body)
Too much acidity and the wine is "nervous"
Too little acidity and the wine is "soggy"
Too much viscosity and the wine is "heavy" (rare)
Too little viscosity and the wine is "dry"
Too much tannin and the wine is "hard", earthy
Too little tannin and wine will have no body