“Ever found yourself sniffing a wine and saying, "I've smelt it before. I know what it is. But I cannot place it? Well I certainly have and while a bit of hard thinking usually whips the grey matter into line, a little help from the experts would sometimes be most welcome.
That help is now available to all of us courtesy of Le Nez du Vin. Developed in France some 20 years ago by Jean Lenoir, Le Nez du vin looks like, indeed is, a collection of a couple dozen of scents.
Except in this case the scent is not for wearing, but solely for sniffing to help develop your olfactory sense and hence your ability to identify the different aromas in wine.
There is even a supplementary kit containing a dozen bottles of "off" odours to help you identify faults.
Having tried Le Nez du vin myself, I can attest to the remarkable, almost bizarre, accuracy of the smells.” RAYMOND BLAKE, FOOD AND WINE
Make scents of wine! thanks to “Le Nez du Vin”, the learning tool for amateur and professional wine lovers.
The reference work by Jean Lenoir for training your sense of smell. Set in a sophisticated red case, 54 superb quality aromas come to life in your scent memory for you to recognize in fine wines. 54 index cards explain the real link between aromas and wine. A guide-book will accompany you with its rich illustrations and practical exercises to teach you how to taste wines the world over.
Carmine cloth bound book box, size 294 x 382 x 55 mm, weight 3.750 kg.
Le Nez du vin, the complete version: FRUITY AROMAS: 1 LEMON 2 GRAPEFRUIT 3 ORANGE 4 PINEAPPLE 5 BANANA 6 LYCHEE 7 MELON 8 MUSCAT 9 APPLE 10 PEAR 11 QUINCE 12 STRAWBERRY 13 RASPBERRY 14 REDCURRANT 15 BLACKCURRANT 16 BILBERRY 17 BLACKBERRY 18 CHERRY 19 APRICOT 20 PEACH 21 ALMOND (KERNEL) 22 PRUNE 23 WALNUT FLORAL AROMAS: 24 HAWTHORN 25 ACACIA 26 LINDEN 27 HONEY 28 ROSE 29 VIOLET VEGETAL AROMAS: 30 GREEN PEPPER 31 MUSHROOM 32 TRUFFLE 33 YEAST 34 CEDAR 35 PINE 36 LIQUORICE 37 BLACKCURRANT BUD 38 CUT HAY 39 THYME 40 VANILLA 41 CINAMMON 42 CLOVE 43 PEPPER 44 SAFFRON ANIMAL AROMAS: 45 LEATHER 46 MUSK 47 BUTTER TOASTY AROMAS: 48 TOAST 49 ROASTED ALMONDS 50 ROASTED HAZELNUTS 51 CARAMEL 52 COFFEE 53 DARK CHOCOLATE 54 SMOKY