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Unctuous

A heavy taste feeling of body to a wine, akin to oily. Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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Turbidity

A cloudiness in a wine due to suspended sediment. Brilliant is the term used for a wine with no suspended solid material. Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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Tired

A wine that shows significant oxidation due to age. Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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Thin

The texture of a wine lacking body because it is low in alcohol. Often called watery. Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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Taste

The sensation of the four cate­gories: sour, bitter, sweet and salt (rarely in wine). Sometimes the terms used to describe “taste” in wine are actually odors and their cumulative effect with taste. Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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Tartrates

Harmless insoluble crystals, of salts of tartaric acid that can form in unstabilized bottled wine. They are taste­less, and should be decanted. Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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Tart

A desirable sour taste derived from the acidity of the wine. Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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Tannin

A natural ingredient in wine contributed from the skins, seeds and stems of grapes. Gives young red wine an astringent, puckery quality, but con­tributes to its longevity and normally de­creases as the wine ages. Too much of it causes a bitter taste. Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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Tanky

An odor and taste in a wine aged, stored, or left too long in an uncl­ean tank. Musty and unpleasant in nature. Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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Sweet

A level of intensity of sugar in wine, the suitable amount depending on the type of wine, or the style of the winemaker. Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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