'Chalk dust' taste in reds?
11 Aug 2004 by JR
Ron Taylor, Hong Kong: A characteristic I am noting more often now is a 'chalk dust' smell on some red wines. The only commonality I can see from my notes is that they tend to be full bodied wines. Different grape varieties, blends, countries! For those of us old enough to remember the school days of blackboards and sticks of writing chalk, the chalk created a very fine white dust which had a specific but difficult to describe (other than ‘chalky') smell. (I seem to remember they also...

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