Term used to describe a wine that finishes with an unpleasant hotness due to excessive alcohol.
Sharp alcohol note associated with beer containing high alcohol levels, i.e. Barley Wine.
Used to describe a wine that has too much alcohol for its body and weight, making it unbalanced. A wine with too much alcohol will taste uncharacteristically heavy or hot as a result. This quality is noticeable in aroma and aftertaste.
Warming taste of ethanol and higher alcohol's.
Wines from very warm growing regions can sometimes have a hot, heavy taste from too much alcohol.
Does the alcohol overpower the flavors of the wine? Overly alcoholic tasting wines are also describes as 'hot.' _______________________________________________________________________________________
indicates unbalanced wines in which the aromas of alcohol dominate.
Wines with excess alcohol.
An unbalanced wine which tends to have a hot taste on the finish. See also, HOT.