Wine Tannins

If you're unsure of what wine tannins are, be sure to check out our other FAQ article on wine tannins.

Tannins provide red wine a natural perservative that adds to the wine's astringent quality.

The higher the tannins in wine, the LESS smooth the wine will wash through your mouth.

Tannic wine, or astringent wine, rarely is described as having a 'smooth finish' (save it for Chardonnay!)

You know you've got a brigade of tannins in your mouth when you pucker up.

If that's the case, find a word that describes it best...below is just a start!

Wine Tasting Notes
Wine terms for tannic wines

  • abrasive
  • aggressive
  • assertive
  • astringent
  • biting
  • bitter
  • blistering
  • gravelly
  • green
  • grippy
  • gritty
  • hard
  • jagged
  • melting
  • painful
  • puckery
  • raspy
  • ripe
  • rough
  • smooth
  • viperous

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