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Wines that smell weird
17 May 2004 by JR
Ray Farris, Singapore: Hi Jancis, Two questions about off smells in wine. 1) I recently had a 2000 CDP (Domaine de Marcoux). 1st bottle, good wine. 2nd bottle had a distinct oyster shell, by the pier at low tide sea/dead fish smell. I thought at first TCA, but was assured by a fellow drinker no. Any idea if this was a fault? 2) J J Prum Riesling. I thought I smelled pesticide. Now I know that riesling can frequently have a petroleumish nose, but this was...

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