Nose is what you smell from the wine. It is similar to “aroma” and includes “bouquet”. Strictly applied, it refers to the detectable odour (grape variety, vinous character or fermentation smells), whether desirable or defective, found in a wine. When tasting a mature wine one would say “Varietal aromas, flowery bouquet and a hint of vanilla oak combining to give a balanced nose”. The sense organs of the human nose can be educated by the use of purchased odour comparison kits known by such names as “Le Nez du Vin”, “Component Collection” or “Winealyser”. These can sometimes be obtained at Home Wine Makers shops or mail suppliers around the country.