--- Describes wines with high acidity or tannic astringency; opposite
of lush. Young wines may lose their hardness with time.
--- Excessively hard.
--- Possessing a distinctively grassy or herbal smell, particularly
associated with some Cabernet Sauvignons, Merlots and Sauvignon
Blancs. Sometimes erroneously used to describe vegetal character.
--- Used to describe a wine that lacks depth; shallow; empty.
--- Causing a burning sensation when swallowed as a result of high
--- The result of cross-breeding two species of grapes.