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Mailbag Friday

Question: In wine tasting and judging, what is the difference between aroma and bouquet? Brian, Sacramento

Answer: To many there is no major difference, but for some (me included) the aroma is the broader term for how the wine smells, the bouquet is its fruity aromatic notes. In other words “That Syrah has a wonderful aroma of smoke, licorice, and bacon fat and lovely fruity aromatics that include a beautiful bouquet of violets, blackberries and rich dried plums.”

COMING SOON: Pan seared pork tenderloin with braised onions, mushrooms and dried cherries – paired with Pinot Noir

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3 Responses to “Mailbag Friday”


  1. 1 Jake
    March 19, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    Thank you for that. And who is THAT tasting the wine???

  2. 2 Brian Reid
    March 20, 2010 at 8:35 am

    mmmmm, bacon fat

    • 3 Patrick Bartlett
      March 22, 2010 at 12:43 pm

      LOL – Bacon fat is one of those things you look for in a Syrah. Syrah is one of the few wines that has a savory sense. Of course, there’s no salt in wine, ever, but the illusion is there in the Syrah.


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