By Kori ~ October 9th, 2008.
This weekâ€™s Wine Word of the Week is oaky.
Official definition from Jancis Robinsonâ€™s The Oxford Companion to Wine:
Oaky is a tasting term usually applied to wines too heavily influenced by oak flavor, which smell and taste more of wood than fruit, and may be aggressively tannic and dry.
Laymanâ€™s terms from Kori:
Ms. Robinsonâ€™s definition is fairly straightforward on this one. Oaky is a tasting term used for wines that have too much oak flavor. Heavy aromas and flavors of wood, smoke, butter, and/or vanilla can indicate that a wine is oaky.
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