A wine that is developing in bottle at a slower than expected rate, and as a result are usually predicted to age slowly. Considered a positive feature of a wine. Strange really as few people actually cellar wines today. Nevertheless, a backward wine would be expected to take longer to reach optimum maturity.
The opposite of forward, generally a young unevolved wine undeveloped and not yet ready to drink, although it can refer to an older wine that retains youthful characteristics and simply refuses to release its charms and personality requiring longer aging.
An adjective used to describe (1) a young largely unevolved, closed, and undrinkable wine, (2) a wine that is not ready to drink, or (3) a wine that simply refuses to release its charms and personality.
Describes a wine that retains youthful characteristics despite considerable aging. This usually indicates that it will take longer to reach maturity and requires even more aging in the bottle or barrel. Opposite of forward.
adverb - The direction towards the space behind an object; movement in the negative z direction. In realmspace, represented by the vector 0,0,-1. The opposite direction is forward. See the chart under direction.
adj. on the fraction of the field behind of the batsman's popping crease, from the batsman's perspective; synonym for behind. adj. further in the direction behind the batsman's popping crease than something else being compared to.