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why do some wines taste so strongly of alcohol?

meltedcheese | | May 22, 2008 10:58 PM

And I'm not just talking about high alcohol wines. I had a Barbera today (13.5%) that when I first caught a whiff smelled more like a shot of vodka and it barely settled down later.

This seems to happen once in a while I just wonder if there's a rhyme or reason to this? Are there certain varieties where this is more common or certain wine-makers?

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