A description of dry, mineral character that comes from certain soils, generally limestone. Usually associated with wines such as Sauvignon Blanc.
having austere inflexibility; "a flinty manner"; "granitic morality"; "his unyielding mouth and glassy eyes"- Marchette Chute
Dry white wines with a steely finish on the palate.
A flavour not unlike struck match and flint stone that can be found in some white wines, notably Chablis. Very high sulfur dioxide levels may contribute to this aroma.
Term usually applied to austere, dry and crisp whites.
The aroma of gun-flint, found most often in French Chablis.
Dry, clean, sharp, steely, often used to describe Chablis.
A mineral tone, more often an aroma than flavor.
A stony taste in wines.
Dry, mineral character that comes from certain soils, mostly limestone, in which the wine was grown; typical of French Chablis and Loire Valley Sauvignon Blancs (Sancerre).
The smell of struck flint in Chablis and some Italian reds.
Used to describe the fragrance or taste of some white wines, especially a White Bordeaux. If you can remember what flint smells like when struck with steel, you'll have an idea of this characteristic.
A mineral tone, aroma or flavor
Describe the aroma or taste of some white wines; like the odour of flint striking steel. Often used to describe Riesling.
A "flinty" wine is said to recall gunflint. Flinty wines are usually dry and austere.
You know that taste and smell that's in the air when you strike a piece of steel on a flint? Well, a wine can taste like that – flinty – meaning it has a hard, dry, clean taste.
A stone or mineral-like character often used to describe Sauvignon Blanc and French Chablis.
Term usually applied to dry whites, especially of the Chablis type.
A dry, mineral-like flavour component that comes from soils containing a lot of limestone. It is an interesting flavour that is a big selling point for French white wines.
A descriptor for extremely dry white wines such as Sauvignon Blanc, whose bouquet is reminiscent of flint struck against steel.
Synonym for "stoney", a smoky, whiff of gunflint, almost acrid taste. Characterized by high acidity, a tactile "mouthfeel" that is filling and yet has a flavor sensation that is cleanly "earthy".