The quality or state of being sweet (in any sense of the adjective); gratefulness to the taste or to the smell; agreeableness.
Terms to describe sweetness also reflect what are called dosage levels - the amount of residual sugar in the wine. The sparklers with the highest sugar content are called doux (extremely sweet). From there, the sugar amounts and sweetness go down: demi-sec (very sweet), sec, dry (noticeable sweetness), extra dry (slight sweetness), brut (no perceptible sweetness), brut nature (bone dry).
the taste experience when sugar dissolves in the mouth
the property of containing sugar
the quality of giving pleasure; "he was charmed by the sweetness of her manner"; "the pleasantness of a cool breeze on a hot summer day"
This is a basic taste descriptor characterized by solutions of sucrose or fructose which are commonly associated with sweet aroma descriptors such as fruity, chocolate and caramel. It is generally used for describing coffees which are free from off-flavors. Go to top Taste - The sensation of water-soluble compounds in coffee through taste buds (nerve endings) on the tongue.
The degree to which a wine tastes sweet. Sweetness is tasted on the tongue. Residual sugar also can change the viscosity of a wine, making it richer. The impression of sweetness comes from either sugars, or alcohol, or both, and can be altered in relationship to the presence of acidity.
Perceived sweetness (or on the opposite end of the scale, dryness) is usually the result of the presence or lack of the sugars glucose and fructose. Sweet is usually on one end of the spectrum, while Bone Dry would be on the other. Acidity and Astringency tend to counteract the impression of sweetness. Technically, a wine is considered “dry” if it has less than 1% of residual sugar.
The sugary taste of a wine.
Sweetness is one of the five basic tastes, and is almost universally regarded as a pleasurable experience. In the English language, things that are pleasant in a more general sense are often called sweet, in phrases such as "sweet rest," "sweet revenge," "sweet dreams," or "home sweet home." In many other languages, both ancient and modern, the adjective meaning sweet can also be used to describe things that are in any way very good: the author of the 104th Psalm of the Bible wrote, "My meditation of him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the LORD."