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“The process of tasting is so hidden, so private, so internal that the impressions that result from it cannot be extracted and observed by anyone else to be compared and discussed.” —Jancis Robinson

“As I know only too well, taste is almost impossible to describe. The process of tasting is so hidden, so private, so internal that the impressions that result from it cannot be extracted and observed by anyone else to be compared and discussed. Which leaves professional tasters such as wine writers like me, and tea tasters, even parfumiers, grasping for parallels between the flavours and aromas they are sensing with those of actual objects. Fruits and flowers are especially popular in this context.”

 

 —Jancis Robinson, in JancisRobinson.com June 7, 2021

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