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cloves

clou de girofle, giroflier (F)
clove (GB)
clavo (ES)
eugenia caryophyllata (I)
kruidnagel (N)
cravo-da-índia (PO)

cloves Name (also cloves or spice nails) for the intensely fragrant and burning spicy-tasting, dried flower buds of the originally on the Indonesian archipelago of the Moluccas (spice islands) native clove tree. The evergreen tree can grow more than ten meters high. The name derives from the reminiscent of nails form of the buds and the carnation-like odor.

The substance that causes the aroma is eugenol, As part of a wine address it describes the typical and very pleasant aroma of a wine. The smell of cinnamon, Cloves or clove oil reminiscent of mulled wine or Christmas bakery. The sound is in Oak wood fermented or one Barrique own wines. A flavor of cloves is also with a low expression of wine error horse sweat typical, which is then perceived as positive. See also below flavorings and flavoring..

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