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Focus Aroma : Wine Aroma Kit : Honey

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Focus Aroma : Wine Aroma Kit : Honey

The very word honey is itself a descriptor for delight and intense sensory pleasure. The flavour gives us a lust for more and the many varieties of honey owe their distinctive flavour to the aroma molecules in the flowers from which the bees collect. In terms of Aroma Science, most of the classic honey aromas are given by members of a specific family of aromatic molecules related to one special acid - or one of the esters of this acid.Professional wine judges describe a honey note in the wines made from the major white grapes – Chardonnay, Riesling, Sémillon, and...

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Focus Aroma : Cedar Wood : Wine Aroma Kits

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Focus Aroma : Cedar Wood : Wine Aroma Kits

The beautiful soft aroma of cedarwood is a specific example of the more general class of woody odours. Many wine authors betray their age when they refer to wines having aromas like ..pencil-boxes..pencils..pencil shavings and the like as younger people are more familiar with non-odorous ball-point pens and plastic pen boxes - a reminder that the odour cues of one generation may be meaningless to the following generation. The oil from the cedarwood tree, along with the oils from the trees - patchouli, pine, sandalwood and the woody-earthy oil Vetiver (actually from a grass and not a tree) have formed...

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Focus Aroma : Gin Aroma Kit : Grapefruit

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Focus Aroma : Gin Aroma Kit : Grapefruit

The Gin Master Distillers are forever experimenting with new aromas, somewhat like the alchemists of old sought the elixir of life. Since grapefruit is a familiar citrus fruit, it is unsurprising that it has been picked-up by distillers in their quest for different Gin Aroma experiences. The aroma of the fruit is one of the few to which the taste term "bitter" is applied. The complete aroma profile is along the lines of – fresh citrus-bitter-green-woody. At a discreet level in a Gin, the grapefruit note increases the enchanting sensation of freshness (which can be compromised by too heavy a...

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Focus Aroma : Wine Aroma Kit : Asparagus

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Focus Aroma : Wine Aroma Kit : Asparagus

Reactions to the aroma of Asparagus are extraordinarily variable both in terms of liking and sensitivity. These two variables are not unelated as, if you are very sensitive to this class of aroma molecules you are likely to find the aroma in general, and the aroma standard in our Wine Aroma Kit in particular, unpleasant, whereas, if you are less sensitive, you may find it particularly likeable. One of the best professional noses in Scotland for classic malt whisky took one sniff of this Aroma in our Kit and smiled with pleasure, saying that it reminded him of his favourite...

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Focus Aroma : Wine Aroma Kit : Gamey

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Focus Aroma : Wine Aroma Kit : Gamey

When you first stop and think about this rather unusual aroma term in the wine world, so far apart from the myriad fruity notes in wines, you begin to wonder what the smell of game has to do with fine wines. And as you ponder this almost philosophical point, you begin to be thankful for the clue implicit in the name, for wines with this note can indeed be beautifully synergistic with strongly flavoured meats. There is one point in which you can exult, if you are sure that you can detect a heavy gamey (gamy) note in the aroma...

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