Why four’s the aroma limit

Opinion is divided on tasting notes with flowery language and long lists of descriptors. Many serious wine lovers seem to expect them, and writers duly oblige, while the wine-drinker-in-the-street, when paying any attention at all, dismisses them as pretentious nonsense. Personally, I look at them quizzically, and wonder if they are really communicating anything of value. There are a number of con...
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