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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 sharp tasting, dried flower buds of the clove tree originally native to the Indonesian archipelago of the Moluccas (Spice Islands). The evergreen tree can grow to more than ten meters high. The name is derived from the shape of the buds reminiscent of nails and the clove-like smell.

The that Aroma is the causative substance 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 is reminiscent of mulled wine or Christmas bakery. The tone is in Oak wood fermented or one Barrique own wines. An aroma of cloves is also with a slight manifestation of the wine error horse sweat typical, which is then perceived as positive. See also under flavorings and flavoring..

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