Wine rich in sensorial subtleties, well harmonised and made from a grape variety that gives a complete and expressive bouquet.
A term used to describe wines that express layers of nuance and character.Complexity is the foundation of every fine wine.
Characteristic of very fine teas whose nose and taste give the impression of a subtle melange of flavors.
Describes a wine that has an interesting combination of flavors and scents.
A fusion of aroma, flavor, depth and richness that are revealed while drinking great wines. Cooked Wines that are dull, heavy and exhibit stewed flavor. Usually cause by excessive exposure of wine to the heat.
wine in which the aroma and taste sensations are various, complex and subtle
The many different aromas, flavours etc that depict a fine wine that is developing
A descriptive term that refers to the many flavours, aroma and in-mouth texture found in a single wine.
If a coffee is described as complex, just what does that mean? A complex coffee is similar to a balanced coffee in that it provides a variety of flavors and sensations to please the palette.
Refers to a wine that is both rich and deep, with many layers of flavors that are balanced and well-integrated. The greatest compliment a wine can be paid.
is a word used to describe the combination of many attributes in a wine, the opposite of being simple.
The juxtaposition of several bouquets. In some cases it may refer to nonolfactory sensations not easily described or put into text.
Seeming to possess many layers of flavor, for which time is needed to examine and characterize all of them.
the opposite of a one-dimensional wine with many layers of smells, tastes and textures
A word use to describe a multi-layered wine that reveals different flavors as you drink it.
The perfect melange of various flavors and aromas coming together to make an appealing tea.
A symphonic combination of subtle flavor nuances inherent of the finest teas.
A wine with a range of flavors and aromas, is considered a wine of great interest and character.
If a wine prompts you to 'do a Jilly Goolden' and be really descriptive ... it's complex. (Plain and simple wines seldom inspire in this way). Complexity is characteristic of good quality, well made wines.
Describes a wine that has many different aspects or dimensions to it in terms of flavors, aromas and color.
wines with many layers of flavor that change during the tasting.
describes a wine that displays a variety of aroma and flavor elements. Generally indicates a wine of exceptional quality.
The greatest compliment but also one of the most subjective descriptive terms used, a complex wine is one with multifaceted and subtle flavours and aromas, that the taster never bores of.
A taste or aroma with many aspects (as opposed to simple).
A complex wine has multiple aroma and flavor nuances that are the mark of a high quality wine. It is the opposite of a simple, one dimensional wine (this is not derogatory-many wines are purposely made to be simple and they can be very pleasant).
A critical aspect of fine wine, it refers to a variety and range of aromas and bouquets and multiple layers of flavor.
Describes the rich variety of bouquet and flavors in one of your finer wines.
A wine with multiple layers of flavors.
Multifaceted aroma and/or flavor. Most wines considered great exhibit a combination of flavor and aroma elements.
Used to describe a wine that has a number of discernable characteristics rather than one or two. Good wines that have aged well will be complex wines with multiple layers and nuances of bouquet and flavor.
Describes a wine with lots of interesting qualities, including diverse aromas, flavors and texture.
One of the most subjective descriptive terms used, a complex wine is a wine that the taster never gets bored with and finds interesting to drink. Complex wines tend to have a variety of subtle scents and flavors that hold one's interest in the wine.
Scents-within-scents; suggestions of many different fruits, flowers, etc
Having multifaceted aroma and flavor; a hallmark of greatness.
Depth of flavor and nuances, an interesting wine that reveals lots of different aromas and flavor characteristics
It is a good sign when a wine offers a variety of perfumes and taste sensations.
Refers to a wine with many facets of different smells and tastes.
a complex wine is many-faceted; it contains not only acids, alcohols, tannins, etc., but more. Each sip brings another flavor, reveals another nuance.
Layered aromas, flavors and textures
Describes a wine that combines all flavour and taste components in harmony
An impression, acquired through the nose and taste, of subtle mixing of flavors. This is usually indicative of a fine tea.
Having depth and subtlety of flavor.
one of the most subjective descriptive terms used referring to a wine that has a variety of layers, subtle scents and flavors that holds your attention.
Refers to a wine with a multifaceted aroma and/or flavor. Most "great" wines have a combination of flavor and aroma elements.
a wine with many aromas and flavors. Normally, complex wines are highly sought after.
Wines have many layers of flavor or that seem to unfurl and change over time in the glass are referred to as complex.
A wine that reveals a variety of aromas and flavor characteristics.
The best wines display a fairly broad range of qualities that render their taste complex and challenging – in contrast to simple wines that lack depth and character.
A descriptor for fine wines that have many layers of aromas and flavors, usually well integrated by maturity.
Almost a synonym for "breed". Possesses that elusive quality where many layers of flavor separate a great wine from a very good one. Balance combines all flavor and taste components in almost miraculous harmony (see also elegant).
you'll notice a variety of flavors and sensations.
A word used to describe the rich variety of bouquet and flavors in a fine wine.