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bitter and green (unripe apple).
acts on the taste buds like a lemon.
irritates the mucous membranes.
imbalance between alcohol and acidity.
little flesh, little body.
balanced and harmonious. that has roundness, is said of a wine that has consistency, that is generous.
Coarse, medium, fine, creamy.
very weak, diluted.
rich in alcohol.
odorous principle that exhales a wine: Floral, fruity, vegetal, spices aromas, animal, empyreumatic, defect.
lets out penetrating aromas (fruity wines).
Tightens the mucous membranes (due to the tannin), tannic. Causes the tightening of the taste buds.
still without a bouquet.
whose characters harmonize. Whose all qualities are present in harmony.
have a musty taste.
pleasantly unctuous: impression of roundness, softness, mellow.
set of olfactory sensations: All the smells and perfumes of wine.
disturbed by the dregs.
the brilliance of the wine is such that it seems to bring light.
Limpidity, luminous radiance.
with vivid reflections.
Inexistent, glued to glass, slow, large, medium, light, fine, fast.
Balanced with a slight tannic dominance: Well-structured, robust, well-balanced, harmonious wine.
cloudy and oxidized.
a lot of consistency, fullness.
originality, strength of a wine.
is said to be the robe of a wine with a luminous radiance.
exposed to the air, rough, unbalanced: a wine with lamb's lettuce is a thick wine, rich in tannins.
rid of the dregs.
Cloudy (deposit), blurred, shady, clear, bright, crystalline.
without any trouble.
that needs to evolve.
rich in aromas that combine in a subtle way.
with the taste of cork.
flexible and pleasant.
pleasant but strongly mellow.
whose transparency is similar to that of crystal.
fine and melted.
faded, faded color.
without bouquet nor acidity.
fine and original.
color : Corresponds in oenology to the brightness, the luminosity, the color of the wine.
too old, faded, charmless.
releases gas bubbles.
harmonious grand cru: distinguished with character.
skinny, tired, lacking everything.
which is not ordinary: remarkable for its nuances and distinction.
develops its bouquet perfectly.
ample and full-bodied.
slightly hard but pleasant.
full of grace, charm and elegance.
brings pleasure with delicacy and subtlety.
fills the mouth: which has body, consistency, fat.
whose softness slightly dominates: an easy drinking wine, low in tannin and acidity, which does not offend the palate.
apparently very alcoholic.
Precious sensation of smoothness and velvetiness.
smell or taste of wild, fawn.
clean, pleasant and well marked sensations.
Fresh and pleasant.
with a fruity smell: reminds the taste of fresh grapes. Often in young wines.
with rich and intense characters: which has all the qualities of a good wine with a strong presence.
is said to be a wine with body and strength.
smell that emanates from the wine and reveals its personality.
pleasant, without roughness and which pleases.
rich and strong: rich in alcohol, warm, vigorous.
Fresh and light: Easy to drink.
green and astringent.
of high class.
tastes like hail, or thin.
acid and astringent.
with a good balance of flavors and hues.
lack of acidity.
a grassy smell.
wine that does not deceive its world while satisfying it.
Pale, medium, good, dark.
very fine, very delicate, very subtle perfumes.
with a frank taste, without abnormalities.
tannic and without body.
the way wine slides down the sides of a glass when it is rich in alcohol, like tears.
not very full-bodied nor alcoholic.
of pleasant acidity.
heavy and thick.
whose aroma lingers: whose bouquet and flavor is kept for a long time in the mouth, great wines are long in the mouth.
without magnitude or character.
Honest, sincere, gives himself up without reluctance.
oxidized, too old for a white.
of a beautiful harmony.
little acid: sensation of sweetness, velvety.
musty smell and taste.
with the taste of Muscat grapes.
has the smell of musk, taste of Muscat grapes.
very acidic and very soft at the same time: which combines strength and vivacity.
linked to acidity, has character.
frank and straight: without complex elements, with a pleasant and frank taste.
with superior qualities.
more than five years.
Full bloom, ready to drink.
Frayed in contact with air.
duration of perception of taste sensations. Very weak, weak, average, good, very good, excellent :Weak, short, average, long, very long.
pinch the tongue due to excess acidity.
turns to vinegar.
Full-bodied: rich in alcohol and has, in abundance, all the qualities of a good wine.
wine of the year served before December 15th.
Closed, common, simple, original, elegant, distinguished, fine, very fine, complex, rich, lean, small, aggressive, supple, tender, full-bodied, fleshy, robust.
typical and original.
is said to have a very luminous shine.
with zero softness.
whose evolution is complete, needs to be drunk.
balanced but giving an impression of warmth: powerful and strong in alcohol and color.
full-bodied and powerful.
astringent and of low quality.
Fleshy and supple: that is supple, soft and fat.
White wines : Acidity : Green, acerbic, acid, nervous, lively, fresh, flat.
Moelleux : Tender, supple, fat, soft, pasty.
Red wines: Acidic, lively, fresh
Moelleux : Supple, melted, fleshy, fat, smooth.
Tannin : Firm, solid, full-bodied, tannic, bitter, rough.
with a pronounced aromatic flavour and alcoholic strength.
hard and without bouquet.
White wines: White gold, pale yellow, light yellow, straw yellow, serine yellow (bright), amber yellow (white wines)
Red wines: Purple red, cherry red, purple, garnet, ruby, brick red, orange red, brown red.
does not persist in the mouth.
light in alcohol, insufficient bouquet and taste.
disappointing, or friendly and familiar.
to the taste of smoked food.
Action of perceiving the odors of the wine during the olfactory examination.
lacks slightly acidity.
smells like vinegar.
with a spicy smell.
tannic and acidic.
clear after precipitation of solid deposits.
A well-structured wine has balanced and quality aromas.
refined and exquisite quality, with a delicate, soft and harmonious fragrance.
wine with fine, delicate aromas, married with harmony.
not very tannic and pleasantly acidic and mellow.
rough and still sweet.
dominated by tannin or tannin: component of the wine that gives more or less astringency.
slightly acidic, delicate, fresh, light: supple, easy to drink.
amber red of old wines.
whose characteristics of the grape variety(ies) can be easily detected.
who is missing an element.
sensation of caressing softness.
powerful, vigorous, full of character.
rich in alcohol.
to whom nothing is missing, who has no gaps in the tasting.
Wine for storage
Wine that improves with age.
with the taste of new barrel.
soft and round.
not old enough, or, for an old wine, fiery and fruity.