The Make Scents of Wine technique is based on "Le Nez du Vin," the best-selling book by Jean Lenoir. The collection has been updated for the new millenium to replicate the delicate flavors of wines from around the globe. The Master Kit is your comprehensive nose-training guide to the perplexing world of wine scents. These 54 aroma vials (see below for the full list) contain the most common scents found in red and white (including Champagne) wines, as well as their most common faulty scents.
: 01) Lemon, 02) Grapefruit, 03) Orange, 04) Pineapple, 05)
Banana, 06) Lychee, 07) Melon, 08) Muscat, 09) 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) Licorice, 37) Blackcurrant bud, 38) Cut hay, 39) Thyme, 40) Vanilla, 41) Cinnamon, 42) Clove, 43) Pepper, 44) Saffron
Animal Aromas: 45) Leather, 46) Musk, 47) Butter
Grilled Aromas: 48) Toasted bread, 49) Roasted almonds, 50) Roasted hazelnut, 51) Caramel, 52) Coffee, 53) Dark chocolate, 54) Smoked
We all have a very sensitive sense of smell but practice helps
us to recognize and identify the different aromas present in
How can we detect the aromas in wine if they are not stored in
our scent memory or if we cannot put a name to them? Jean Lenoir
approaches the problem as if he were writing a dictionary,
introducing us to aromas and helping us remember them as if we were
learning a foreign language. The collection provides users with a
way of communicating their love of wine.
Improving our appreciation of wine
We all enjoy drinking wine but that pleasure is heightened if we are able to appreciate different tastes and assess the wine's richness and complexity.