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tannin to lose

Especially in the US sometimes used term for a surplus tannin in the wine. The meaning, which at first glance is somewhat incomprehensible, should be understood from the context. So you can find for example in the known wine critic Robert Parker Several times in the description of tannin-containing wines comments like "still has plenty of tannin to lose", mutatis mutandis, for "(The wine) still has much tannin which still could be reduced ". See also under the taste terms astringent and green tannins,

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