Weekly wine defined: ClosedApril 1st, 2013 by brynn grimley
If you’re at a wine tasting, or with someone who knows some wine lingo, you might hear them describe a wine as closed.
I usually will say “tight” to mean the same thing, but essentially a wine is “closed” when it’s not showing its full potential. This is a situation you’ll often find with a young wine, which is still getting its bearings.
Depending on the winemaking style, a wine might stay in this state for a few years or longer.