A sweet wine without a sufficient amount of acidity to balance the sweetness will often taste so sweet as to be cloying.
Excessive sugar component annoys with dominating flavour and aftertaste. The wine is then demonstrably unbalanced relative to the other components.
In tasting wine, if the acid is not high enough to balance the sugar, the wine is sometimes referred to as cloying.
A sweet and heavy beer which lacks the acidity to make it crisp and interesting.
Describes a wine that has insufficient acid to support its level of sweetness. In practical terms, it refers to a wine which is ‘sickly sweet', unpalatable after the first glass or two.
An excessively sweet wine that may seem to be out of balance due to low acidity.
Overly sweet, and lacking the correct amount of acidity to give the wine balance.
Describes ultra-sweet or sugary wines that lack the balance provided by acid, alcohol, bitterness or intense flavor.
Unappealing, overwhelming sweetness.
Used to describe wines that are much too sweet.
a geek term for a wine that has more sweetness than acidity; for many people this is an unappetizing imbalance, especially when matching wine with food.
When a desert wine sits heavily on the palate like honey it could be insufficient acidity to balance the sugar.
Too sweet, without balancing acidity. When sweetness and acid are in good balance, the result is the natural, fresh sweetness of good fruit juice. Lacking acidic balance, you have the artificial, cloying sweetness of candy.
also known as sticky or syrypy â€“ this is truly unpleasant in a wine.
A dessert wine with too much sweetness; in need of more acidity to balance the sugar & lighten it on the palate.
Too much sweetness and too little acidity.
Overly sweet, to the point of being faulty.. Wine should be balanced. The sweet flavors should be balanced with the sour flavors of the acids (much as lemonade is).
A wine taster would say a wine is cloying if it's so sweet that the sweetness stays in the mouth after tasting it.
A tasting term meaning the wine is difficult to enjoy because of excessive sweetness which "stays in your mouth" after the wine is gone.
Far too sweet. Not a good thing.
Excessive sweetness that clogs the palate.
Describes sweet wines that lack the acidity to balance their sugar content. Rather than leaving the palate clean, a sticky, gummy sensation remains.
An odour that is excessively sickly sweet and clinging. Can be an effect where a perfumes note does not change, as in a linear perfume that seems to last too long and becomes unpleasantly clinging.
Excessive sugar component annoys with dominating flavor and aftertaste. The wine is then demonstrably un balanced relative to the other components (see also sweet).
Cloying is a term used to describe a fragrance that's sickly sweet and unpleasantly clinging.