If Barolo smells like roses, does it smell like red roses? White roses? Or yellow roses?
We carried out a blind sniffing-session to test whether the fragrances of colours in roses can be distinguishable.
Red roses - Due to the species of rose, the red one didn’t smell like anything.
Yellow roses - reminiscent of a jumbled up box of le nez du vin. Most peculiar and plastic-ky like lipstick.
White roses - like a fresh crunchy apple.
Pink roses - Spicy with a hint of red cherry.
Purple roses - Similar to pink roses, with red fruit character, and a livelier acidic note.
What did we learn? Barolos are definitely not white roses, and yellow roses have an intensity greater than the others. Roses smell differently depending on its species. And we had too much time on our hands, sniffing roses.