Sensitivity

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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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sensitivity, an important factor in tasting. We all vary in our sensitivities to different compounds, sometimes a thousandfold or more in terms of tasting thresholds. Some of the most obvious examples are dramatic differences between tasters in sensitivities to the effects of brettanomyces, cork taint, and rotundone.