Bouquet vs. Aroma

This is a subject that I've noticed in some tasting notes recently and thought would be worth talking about.  Bouquet is the smell of the wine that has developed in the bottle.  An older wine will have developed more bouquet because its been in the bottle longer.  A wine's aroma refers to the primary smells from fruit and fermentation.

Philosophically, there are several things that you can try to identify when smelling a wine; the fruit (before and during fermentation,) the fermentation, the barrel treatment and finally its evolution post bottling.

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