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How Wine Aromas Are “Revealed” Over Time

A wine tasting flight of colors from yellow to red sitting on top of an oak barrel.
Photo by Maksym Kaharlytskyi on Unsplash

If you’ve ever let a bottle of wine sit out for too long on your counter, you’ll know that wine aromas can change over time — and not always for the better. But oftentimes these changes make the wine more interesting to drink.

I like to think of these changes as the ones we can “see” and the ones we can’t see. If a wine ages in new oak barrels, it’s going to taste and smell oaky. We can see…

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Common Road Wine breaks down complicated wine science topics for an audience of wine enthusiasts, amateurs, and professionals.

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Charlotte Adams

Charlotte Adams

Wine science master’s student at ISVV, Bordeaux. Editor of Common Road Wine. I like cool-climate wines & outdoor hockey rinks. wordsbycharlotte.com

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