nose


In the wine world, the word "nose" refers to the olfactory sense of wine. Some enophiles use the term as a descriptor for wines with an extremely intense bouquet, although common usage doesn't generally connote quality.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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