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Tannin (see also Astringent, Puckery)
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astringent: Wines that are astringent are not necessarily bad or good wines. Astringent wines are harsh and coarse to taste, either because they are too young and tannic and just need time to develop, or because they are not well made.

Astringent-The “puckerish' quality of high tannin content, which has the effect of drying out the mouth. Many young red wines are astringent because of tannin.
Austere-Somewhat hard, with restrained fruit and character.

A sharp, puckery taste in a new wine due to tannin (see that listing). Aging in cask or bottle is the remedy.
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One having strong flavor and full body, to serve with flavorsome food.

astringent tasting term noting the harsh, bitter, drying sensations in the mouth caused by high levels of tannins.
balance when the elements of wine - acids, sugars, tannins, alcohol - come together in a harmonious way, it is said to be "balanced".

The "puckery" quality of highly tannic wines. Feels like it's drying the mouth. Tannins are most prevalent in young reds. Tannins produce big, round flavors in properly aged wines.
Restrained fruit and character. Also referred to as "hard." ...

~: Harsh, drying, tactile sensation in the mouth caused by high tannin levels. The opposite is smooth.
Balanced: A wine in which acidity, sweetness, and flavor are in pleasing proportions.

The rough, puckery taste sensation caused by an excess of tannin in especially young red wines. It diminishes with age in the bottle.
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~ Dry, bitter, or sharp, mouth-puckering effect caused by a high tannin content. A critical term usually used for relatively tannic white wines.
Austere Unyielding, sometimes harsh.

~—Producing a puckering sensation in your mouth, such as you would experience when drinking tea. Comes primarily from tannins in the wine, which are found in grape skins, seeds and stems. Oak barrels also add tannins to the wine.

A mouth puckering sensation caused by the acid and tannin in a wine. Astringency often declines as a wine ages.
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Tannins in wine produce astringency. Tannins are produced from skins and seeds of grapes and oak. The best way of detecting astrinency is the involuntary "puckering" of the mouth as these tannins hit your taste buds.
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Term describing a sharpness, harshness and/or dryness in a wine due to a high tannin content. Young red wines are often ~, sometimes causing the lips to pucker involuntarily.
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The harsh, drying sensation in the mouth that is caused by high levels of tannin. The opposite of the wine descriptor "smooth." ...

~: The tannins, or acid, or combination that leaves a mouth-drying feeling. Tannin will usually decrease with age. A little bit of astringency is to be expected in robust, rich, full-bodied red wines.

Astringency is created by tannins that produce a dry feeling on the tongue and the gums by stopping the effect of the lubricating proteins in the saliva.

That mouth puckering feeling that some wines give you. Related to, and usually caused by tannins. The sensation is accentuated by the acid in wine.
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An "~" wine is "chewy".The tannin, which is very concentrated, is rough and causes the gums and tongue to tighten.
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~: The dry, mouth puckering sensation caused by wines (usually reds) that are high in tannin. Astringency tends to decline with bottle age.

~: Describes a rough, harsh feeling in the mouth which is due to the tannins or high acidity.
AUSTERE: Used to describe relatively hard, high-acid wines that lack depth and roundness. Usually said of young wines that need time to soften, or wines that lack richness and body.

~ Tasting term used to indicate a sharp bitterness. Usually a fault, a wine may become less ~ with ageing.
Asz Hungarian term, used on Tokaji labels, indicating that botrytis affected grapes were used.

Unflattering tasting term describing an unpleasant, dry, mouth-puckering sensation usually caused by excess *acidity or bitterness. The excessive tannins in young, overextracted red wines are the usual culprits.

A tasting term that describes when the mouth dries caused by tannin, acid, or the combination of both.

~: Describes a rough, harsh, puckery feel in the mouth, usually from tannin or high acidity, that red wines (and a few whites) have. When the harshness stands out, the wine is ~.

A dry, mouth-puckering effect derived from high tannin (see Tannic) content that should soften and mellow as a wine matures. This effect is similar to drinking over-steeped tea or chewing on a grape stalk.

Usually attributed to high tannin content. It is a description of wines that have a rough, puckery taste. Tannic astringency often will normally decrease with age.

~ Describes wines which leave a coarse, rough, furry or drying sensation in the mouth. Astringency is usually attributed to high tannin levels found in some red wines (and a few whites). High tannin levels are frequently found in Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.

Mouth-puckering, usually noted in tannic reds like immature Cabernet Sauvignon.
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Describes the tactile sensation that very tannic or bitter wines will produce in the mouth. Often these wines simply need more time in the bottle.

Descriptive of wines that have a rough, puckery taste. Usually can be attributed to high tannin content. Tannic astringency will normally decrease with age. However, sometimes the wine fails to outlive the tannin.

Harsh in taste, either due to the youthfully high tannin or very high acidity of a wine, which will recede over time in the case of a good wine.

Pallid and ~ from the north, and modest wines from southern Rhone, not for keeping
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The year showed promise, despite an unusually cool summer, and a dry warm September helped the grapes to ripen in the south. But then rain ruined those prospects.

Very ~ wines, usually with high alcohol component, often have this rough, rustic taste characteristic. May become more tolerable with aging but also may not be worth the wait.

~. High in tannin, causing the mouth to dry and pucker. See also Tannin.
Austere. Somewhat hard, without revealing any other conspicuous characteristics.
Autumnal. Various aromas and tastes in wine reminiscent of fallen leaves, humus, truffles, mushrooms or hay.

~ An overly tannic white wine.[3]
Austere A wine that is dominated by harsh acidity or tannin and is lacking the fruit needed to balance those components.
Autolytic Aroma of "yeasty" or acacia-like floweriness commonly associated with wines that have been aged sur lie.

Bright a wine with pronounced acidity ~ a wine with aggressive acidity and tannin Austere a wine with aggressive acidity and tannin Thin a wine that has acidity but little substance Lean usually used to describe a white wine with low fruit and high acidity Angular ...

Tannin - The ~ or bitter qualities in a wine come from tannins, which are found in grape skins, stems and seeds. Tannins are extracted from grapes by skin contact and heavy pressing. Another source of a different type of tannin called flavonoids, is aging in oak barrels.

Since tannins can be responsible for an ~ quality to red wines, as they fall out of the liquid, the flavor can soften, leaving behind the more majestic characteristics of the fruit.

It is said of a very ~ wine, giving the impression to scrape the palate.
Liqueur wine worked out by mixture of marc and grape juice out of Champagne and Burgundy.
"Vin de rebèche".

While it cannot be denied that the tannins leached out from grape skins and seeds is responsible for the ~ sensation in red wines, the subtleties encountered in the worlds great wines cannot be explained solely by them.

A natural preservative, tannin can feel ~ if the grapes were harvested too early. But when grapes are allowed to hang on the vine until they have fully matured, tannin gives wine a sense of structure. Some grape varieties naturally have more tannin than others.

Tannins are often described as bitter, puckery, drying, ~ or akin to the sensation of rubbing a swab of cotton down your tongue. I actually tried this and did see a connection between the two sensations. The flavor of tannin has also been described as the flavor of steeped black tea.

TANNIN: Is found in fruit skins, pips and stalks & are harsh, bitter compounds which, if present in large quantities, can make a wine difficult to drink as they leave a dry, ~ sensation in the mouth - rather like drinking stewed tea, which is also very tannic.

This creates the drying, slightly ~ sensation in your mouth. Red wines generally have much more tannin than white wines. Full-bodied red wines are often described as tannic in their youth.

Cold wine gives a taste impression that is less sweet and more acid and ~ than the same wine at a warmer temperature. This is one reason to serve fruity wines chilled and dry, ~ ones near "room" temperature. Alcohol also is mainly experienced as touch.

Root beer on the nose with a complex nose of candied ~ red fruits, a bit of greenish watermelon rind, medicinal herbs, earth and a hint of lemon. Bright and balsamic on entry with refreshing acidity accenting the core of strawberry fruit.

Modern New World white wines are better able to cope with the bitter, sour, and ~ complexities found in curries and other Indian hot food than classic European wines.[10] ...

tannins - cheek-drying, ~ phenolic compounds similar to stewed tea in effect on the palate which are found mainly in red wine and are derived from grape seeds, skins, and stems. They can help preserve red wines while they mature in bottle.

Hard: Wines with ~ tannins.
Length: The length of time you can taste the wine after it’s been swallowed. An indication of quality: the longer the length, the better the quality.
Mouth-filling: Concentrated wines that have a high fruit extract.

The flesh has a varietal, neutral flavour which is slightly meaty and sweet-acidulous-~. Each grape has two or three average-sized, pear-shaped seeds. This very vigorous vine produces an abundant yield.

Characteristic of young red wines, tannin manifests itself as an ~, puckery feeling in the mouth. It can be a product of the grape's pits, stems, and skins, or of the oak in which the wine is stored.

Tannins - The group of ~ and bitter compounds found in the seeds and skins of grapes which slow oxidation and promote aging. Found more in red wines than white. The proper level of tannin is essential to aged, high-quality red wines, excess is detrimental.

The wine possesses good colour, is rich and though it may be comparatively neutral on the palate, it is more usually quite ~ when young, high in acid and alcohol, but perfumed and it will soften with age.

These wines, because of the high continental temperatures, fermented very quickly and in a tumultuous way, producing ~ and very colored wines. From the inside areas of Portugal, these wines were transported to the coast and from there they were shipped in England.

The at the far West of the valley, produces a pale white wine, dry refreshing, light and ~. The grape-variety is also called Muscadet. The wine is at its best served fresh and young.
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The berries are bluish-black, round and fairly large, with fairly thick, ~ skins. They hang in large, rather compact clusters that are short-stemmed, difficult to harvest, and susceptible to grape worms. They also rot easily.

It tastes ~ and "mouth-drying", and makes your mouth "pucker". There are many kinds of tannin. Some tannins taste bitter. Tannins are most noticeable in young red wines. Over time, as wines age, tannins "soften" and give the wine a certain full-bodied weightiness that is very enjoyable.

Wine: The wine is more ~, with fresh acid, lower colour intensity and higher tannin content. It can be stored for more years.
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Tannin: Natural polyphenolic material which has a bitter or ~ taste, making the mouth pucker. Tannin in wine comes from grape skins, stems, seeds and from wood contact during barrel aging.
Tart: Acidic (used as a pleasant descriptor in wine tasting).

Tannin can be felt in the middle of the tongue, the roof of the mouth and the film covering your teeth and gums, creating an ~ or a drying sensation on the top of your mouth causing your mouth to dry out and pucker.

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Tanino (tannin) Natural chemical substance in wine with an ~, sharp action that comes from the solid parts of the grape bunch. Its presence is common (even desirable) in tinto wine.

Sour: The taste sensation of acid. Not to be confused with bitter or ~, which are taste sensations of tannins.
Spätlese: German word meaning "late harvest." These wines are usually sweet, high in quality and more expensive than ordinary table wines.

Smooth: General textural term, favorable; contrasts with "rough" or "~," above.

Tannins are present in grape stems, pips and skins. Tannin also comes from oak ageing of wine. As the grape ripens on the vine so do tannins, making them less ~. Bottle age also lessens tannins, which will eventually precipitate as sediment.

One is to remove the sediment, which is more often found in wines with ten or more years of bottle age and older vintage ports. The other reason is to soften young tannic wines, like Cabernet Sauvignon, through aeration. The ~ or dry finish you get from these youthful reds will soften with ...

In well-made, well-aged wines this wood lends a characteristic smell and taste--depending upon the type of wood used and the size of the barrel--which is just another facet of the wine. Old wood, contaminated wood, or excessive wood aging will result in an overly woody, sometimes ~ smell ...

An excessively ~ wine is said to be "rough" or "harsh" or "tannic." Astringency is particularly noticeable in young, red table wines. Astringency tends to mellow or smooth out with aging.

See also: See also: What is the meaning of Wine, Grape, Tannin, Red Wine, Red?

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