7 Wine Faults to Look For
Warning Signs: Scents of horse stable, Band-Aid and a high school locker room.
The Cause: Brettanomyces, a naturally occurring yeast, landed in the barrel and reproduced in the wood, tainting the wine.
Drink or Dump?
It Depends: “Brett is good in small doses. It can give the wine a little complex funk,” Madrigale says. “But if it’s all you taste, dump it.”