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List of wine flavour compounds

Below is a list of compounds known to affect wine flavour. Flavour compound Descriptor Origin 1-Methylpyrrole-2-methanethiol Hazelnut Chardonnay 1-Octen-3-ol Mushroom Cork taint 2,3,5-Trimethylpyrazine Chocolate Oak 2,6-Dichlorophenol Antiseptic Chlorophenol taint 2-Aminoacetophenone Artificial grape Premature oxidation 2-Ethoxyhexa-3,5-diene Geranium leaves Geranium taint 2-Furanmethanethiol Toasty Sparkling wine bottle ageing 2-Methoxy-3,5-dimethylpyrazine Mouldy Fungal must 2-Methyl-3-furanthiol Meaty Oak 2-MIB Mouldy Cork…

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Green bell pepper flavour in white wine

This flavour is neither the result of using green pepper extract, nor is it associated with soaking bell peppers in wine! So where does the often-mentioned aroma of green bell pepper come from? OriginsIt is widely accepted that the aromatic compound 2-isobutyl-3-methoxypyrazine is responsible for this flavour note. It is often abbreviated to IBMP and…

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