Not shocking somehow. Everyone tastes and smells things differently.
Just look at the "why do you drink?" thread in the heap right now. Some people insist that wine tastes bad. Some people insists that wine tastes good.
Do you think you could get these people to agree that one wine has a nose of blueberries, cat pee and moss?
On the other hand, there is some use for those kinds of descriptors. They aren't universally recognized, but many people are able to recognize scents in common.
Just last week I was tasting a Cookouthama Pinot Noir that we will be carrying.
I asked a co worker, "what is that smell?". He knew immediately what I was referring to... "Eau de Barn, or a nose that like matted straw.". This is apparently a desirable characteristic in Pinot Noir, but one that I had been unfamiliar with until that very moment.
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