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Weekly wine defined: Closed

April 1st, 2013 by brynn grimley

Brynn writes:

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.


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