Tasting kit – faults

 179,00 excl. VAT



Learn to identify 10 wine flavours associated with faults.

The kit consists of 11 samples (small bottles). One of them is the reference sample (labelled REF), the other 10 (labelled 1 – 10) are samples with each a single flavour compound added. Each compound is added in a realistic, challenging quantity: the same level you would find it naturally occurring in wine.

The samples are preserved with an inert gas blend. They have a shelf life of four weeks from the dispatch date. The samples are safe to smell and to taste.

Click to reveal the 10 flavours
Number Flavour Compound Fault
1 Musty TCA Cork taint
2 Bruised apple acetaldehyde Acetaldehyde
3 Caramel sotolon Oxidation
4 Drains methyl mercaptan Reduction/light strike
5 Smoke guaiacol Smoke taint
6 Horse blanket 4-EP Brettanomyces
7 Sweaty socks isovaleric acid Brettanomyces
8 Vinegar acetic acid Volatile acidity
9 Nail varnish remover ethyl acetate Volatile acidity
10 Potato skin potato pyrazine Ladybird taint

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187 ml per sample (three-person)