A wine that has the nose of nuts. Nutty can be used as both a compliment and a complaint, depending on the type of wine. Many fortified wines—particularly sherry—and barrel-fermented white wines tend to take on pleasant nutty aromas, whereas oxidized red wines that have a nutty aroma could be considered flawed. Those with well-trained noses can actually discern the aroma of a particular nut or nuts, such as almonds, hazelnuts, and walnuts.