The Most Common Wine Taste Descriptions

By Tony Subia
January 9, 2013

This is a detailed visual graphic chart. Easy to read, easy to understand. It is compliments of Wine Folly, arguably the most informative website on the web about wine. If you want to expand your wine knowledge, Wine Folly will be your premier destination.

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A Visual Description of Wine Flavors

Original Source: Guide to Over 120 Wine Descriptors


Incredible Range of Wine Flavors

According to Wine Folly there are 11 main categories of characteristics that define over 120 descriptions of basic wine flavors. There could be thousands of flavors depending upon both objective and subjective interpretation of differing flavors. This chart demonstrates the basic taste categories of Body, Yeast, Style, Tannin, Acidity, Alcohol, Spice, Flower, Fruit, Herb, Oak and Inorganic.

From those basic foundation categories, Wine Folly breaks the flavors of wine into a list of subcategories of a wide range of flavors. For detailed descriptions of what those flavors are visit the respective Wine Folly web page. Not only will you expand your understanding of wine flavors but what creates those distinctive flavors.

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