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Designation for a characteristic taste in the context of a wine address, It is characterized by a thickened and partly dried-looking fruit, a lot alcohol and a certain sweetness. The latter is not necessarily on existing ones residual sugar but more to the high degree of maturity and the alcohol. Often come too chocolate and candied - nutty Flavors before, but are usually a consequence of the expansion in new Barrique, Especially red wines from very warm to hot vintages or areas of origin, but also from deliberately over-ripe grapes often have liqueurs flavors on. In some wine styles, this is quite wanted, such as Amarone and similar wines. More often, however, this is unintentional, is at the expense of fineness and leads to negative assessment or wine review, Liqueur notes, however, are by no means a typical (as one might erroneously suspect), but only a rare feature of sweet wines, However, there are produced according to special wine regulations fortified wines,

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