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Keywords:

  • red wine;
  • astringency;
  • mouth-feel;
  • sensory analysis

Abstract

A hierarchically structured vocabulary of mouth-feel sensations elicited by red wines has been produced. Represented as a wheel, this structured vocabulary should assist tasters in their interpretation and use of terminology relating to ‘in mouth’ sensations produced by red wines. These terms and their definitions were generated by consulting the opinions of experienced wine tasters following exposure to an extensive range of commercial red wines. Logical relationships among the derived terms were formulated by analysis of ‘sorting data’ provided by a combined group of experienced winemakers and wine-tasters.