Aldi Wine Description. Does this tickle your taste buds?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Dave7, 14 Apr 2019.

  1. Dave7

    Dave7 Guru

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    They are advertising a Spanish red wine as tasting of "tobacco and Cigar Boxes".
    mmmm, just cant wait to get a bottle of wine that tastes of tobacco AND cigars :blush:
     
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  2. NorthernDave

    NorthernDave Never used Über Member

    No, it's not immediately the most enticing of descriptions is it?

    That said, I do like an Islay whisky, often described as "peaty" and "medicinal" with notes of seaweed and iodine, which might not sound too appealing to many either.
     
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    Dave7

    Dave7 Guru

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    Cheshire
    That sounds suspiciously like Laphroaig! I think I would rather just drink the iodine and seaweed mix :rolleyes:.
    Maybe tobacco and cigar is not so bad after all ^_^
     
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  4. Grant Fondo

    Grant Fondo 'Real Life, and Postcard Views, Europe Endless'

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    I bought a £10 bottle of Greek wine from M&S recently that tasted of rats hiss. Truly awful.
     
  5. NorthernDave

    NorthernDave Never used Über Member

    I do like a Laphroaig, but if pushed my poison of choice is Talisker. ^_^
     
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  6. PK99

    PK99 Guru

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    Cedarwood, tobacco, cigar box are all classic tasting notes for the nose of mature oaked red wines such as Rioja and Bordeaux.

    It comes from the use of oak in the fermentation or storage vessels. French oak tends toward sandalwood/cedar/tobacco American oak toward coconut and vanilla
     
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    Dave7

    Dave7 Guru

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    I just dont enjoy those smokey, peaty ones.....I do enjoy the Speyside ones.
     
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    Dave7

    Dave7 Guru

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    Ahhh I see.
    But I am sure those clever marketing people could make it sound nicer than tobacco and cigar boxes though
     
  9. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    How about notes of rum-soaked Cuban tobacco with antique Montecristo cigar cases?

    That's marketing-speak.
     
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    Dave7

    Dave7 Guru

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    Its getting there but there is work to be done.
    You need to think outside the box though.^_^
     
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  11. Dirk

    Dirk If 6 Was 9

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    Why does nobody sell a wine that tastes of grapes? :scratch:
     
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  12. deptfordmarmoset

    deptfordmarmoset Full time tea drinker

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    I probably agree with that but I'd put Lagavulin top of that list. It's odd how something that smells like TCP can taste so good, just like how cheeses smelling of sweaty socks can be so delicious.
     
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  13. Cycleops

    Cycleops Guru

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    Not related to Jilly Goolden by any chance you are you?
     
  14. postman

    postman Legendary Member

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    Because some people will whine at anything.
     
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  15. postman

    postman Legendary Member

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    mini_sm_bal2.jpg Nice .
     
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