Speaking the lingo - Part 3
22nd Mar 2010
Thewineremedy continues its examination of wine language.
Referring to a wines smell, lacking in a forceful impression, the opposite of aromatic.
A wine fault and the most common, its tell tail signs are musty smells which mask the wines fruit.
A wine with a good level of acidity.
Wines which have complex and intense flavours.
The aggressive and burning sensations produced by high levels of alcohol and/or tannin in wines.
The sensations of taste and smell you continue to experience after swallowing or spitting the wine. How long the finish lasts is an important benchmark for assessing a wines quality, the long the better. (See length in part 4)
A wine lacking in acidity.
Wines made from unripe fruit, they are often high in acidity and lacking in flavour.
Wines which have a firm texture, usually from the tannin, which helps give definition to fine red wines.