Losing fruit (or sweetness in sweet wines) to the extent that acid, alcohol or tannin dominate the taste. At this stage the wine will not improve.
Acid, tannin and oak begin to predominate over fruit flavours in older red wines and the great flavours start to fade out.
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When a wine's fruit flavor has been diminished due to age; a wine becomes less attractive and past its prime when the flavors are overtaken by the taste of tannin, acid or alcohol.
Describes wine that has reached maturity and begun to decline, losing its fruit flavour (or sweetness in a sweet wine); the wine becomes unbalanced as acid, alcohol or tannin begin to dominate.