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Poll: Weirdest flavor in a wine?
  • 23.3% - Leather. How does that even happen? 329
  • 32.6% - Tobacco. No, thank you. 460
  • 2.1% - An exotic fruit. If I can’t place it, I don’t want to be drinking it! 29
  • 14.3% - Chocolate. Not in wine, people. 202
  • 2.1% - Not in wine. Some other flavor I’ll mention in the comments. 29
  • 25.7% - Monkey brains. Don’t ask me why I know what they taste like. 362
1411 votes

Well, how do you fare compared to the Zeitgeist? Chat up your fellow wooters and let us know how lame this poll was or what obvious choices we missed. For example: Was this poll a) STUPID, b) DUMB, c) POINTLESS or d) ALL OF THE ABOVE?

lasklinz


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sweating-horse-flavor
No need for that.

raymondjwagner


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mmmm brettanomyces

Dargason


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how bout that rubbery petrol flavor alsatian gewurstraminer has?

PocketBrain


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Chilled monkey brains!

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom reference there. Although it does make a delightful note in a wine.

bdlsmoran


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Cat pee

ceagee


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old socks

46&2


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Tar. I've mostly experienced it in South African cabs and I love dat funk

StarM


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Cat pee in Sav Blancs & mustard greens in Petite Verdot.

Ditto the petrol/diesel & tar distillate, too.

"We hear of the conversion of water into wine at the marriage in Cana as of a miracle. But this conversion is, through the goodness of God, made every day before our eyes. Behold the rain which descends from heaven upon our vineyards, and which incorporates itself with the grapes, to be changed into wine; a constant proof that God loves us, and loves to see us happy." Benjamin Franklin

cole103


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Petroleum in Rieslings and "barnyard" in Rhones. (Although I'm getting used to the petroleum.)

http://www.winetonite.com/2010/01/18/the-aromas-of-horse-manure/

iByron


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Lilies and leather. At the same time (Negrette)

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kmagt


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ceagee wrote:old socks



Cork Taint!

IndigoHills


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Dirt. I've heard it mentioned, but hadn't experienced it until last night.

trackzero


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Angry Sommelier Saliva.

trackzero


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kmagt wrote:Cork Taint!



Man, you must have really pissed off the waiter if he rubbed the cork on his taint.

woodchuckqueen


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Bought some once that the guy said had a "whif of petroleum" ...questioned that. It was basically a bottle of Kerosene.

shed


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Forest Floor
Ummmm, can't wait!

hannibal812


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Wet concrete.

Bring It!

laughingvergil


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No no no - it is a Clue reference!

"And monkey's brains, though popular in Cantonese cuisine, are not often to be found in Washington D.C." - Wadsworth

PocketBrain wrote:Chilled monkey brains!

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom reference there. Although it does make a delightful note in a wine.


cooperin


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lasklinz wrote:sweating-horse-flavor
No need for that.



lol!!

need4mospd


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Lawn clippings.

tchivai


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Yeah, the corked 'dirty saddle' flavor is definitely no good. I'm still... not sure about 'leather'. I can't identify tobacco for poop, so that's whatever.

chipgreen


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pencil lead

grndrat


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Burnt rubber Pinot, what were they thinking

marbaulo


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cole103 wrote:Petroleum in Rieslings and "barnyard" in Rhones. (Although I'm getting used to the petroleum.)

http://www.winetonite.com/2010/01/18/the-aromas-of-horse-manure/


If it tastes like Petroleum, I have no desire to drink it again... or dare say, enough times to "get used to it". Please, do share the label so I can avoid it :-)

marbaulo


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hannibal812 wrote:Wet concrete.



I'm slightly curious. What does wet concrete taste like? Who felt so inspired to slap some in their mouth and sip, swirl.... oops.
Also, is it markedly different from dry or cured concrete?

tiler100


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Pencil lead or barnyard.

otolith


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Wet diaper.

"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe."
--John Muir

kylemittskus


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tiler100 wrote:Pencil lead or barnyard.



Pencil lead is graphite; it has no smell. Cedar on the other hand...

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

ajrod27


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kylemittskus wrote:Pencil lead is graphite; it has no smell. Cedar on the other hand...



I have to disagree with you on pencil 'lead' having no aroma. Graphite does have a faint mineral-like odor and it's not the only ingredient in pencil 'lead'. I can definitely pick up the distinct odor while drawing with pencil.

ajrod27


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Sulfer

rjquillin


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ajrod27 wrote:Sulfer

but considering SO2 treatments, the source is entirely understandable.

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SmilingBoognish


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That over done, almost fake oak flavor in Chardonnay's such as Firestone. Can't stand it.