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Cat’s Pee - Müller-Thurgau, French Sauvignon Blanc

Farmyard/Barnyard/Manure - Great Pinot Noir (subjective), southern French wines

Foxy - “Grapey” flavors found in native American (vitis labrusca) grape varieties

Game - Tempranillo, especially Ribera del Duero; Burgundy; Rhône Valley wines

Leather - Robust wines, Syrah, port


Lactic

Butter - A sign of malolactic fermentation, especially evident in Chardonnay

Cream (or creamy texture) - Good Champagne, Chardonnay

Sweaty - Sauvignon Blanc


Yeasty/Bready

Biscuity - Champagne

Bread - Champagne and other sparkling wine, sur lie whites

Gingerbread - Mature Alsace Gewürztraminer