Term used to describe wines that are very intense or very full.
Full-bodied, intense, powerful wines; a wine of weight proportions, including alcoholic content and grape extracts.
Fullness of flavor due to the richness of malt, and usually the presence of high alcohol and/or sugar.
very intense; "a bad headache"; "in a big rage"; "had a big (or bad) shock"; "a bad earthquake"; "a bad storm"
loud and firm; "a big voice"; "big bold piano sounds"
marked by intense physical force; "a big wind"
Describes a wine (generally red!) that is full bodied with a high ABV
Term used to describe full-bodied wines that are flavoursome, high in alcohol, and in the case of red wines, are high in tannin.
a character that contains vital elements not just heavy with alcohol.
To be contrasted with "subtle". Bold, dominant, hard to ignore flavors and presence in the mouth.
a full bodied wine with lots of concentrated fruit, full flavored, weighty finish.
Describes a wine that is strong, round and satisfying.
Simply means the wine has a good strong taste. The stronger flavoured wines usually contain more alcohol, too. St Emilion wines are often referred to as big.
A big wine is powerful in aroma and flavour, full-bodied with an intense and concentrated feel on the palate.
Powerful in aroma and flavor; full-bodied.
Often used with the term "bold", and almost always used to describe a red wine that has highly concentrated fruit flavors, as well as strong tannins and acidity. Bordeaux, Cabernet Sauvignon, Barolo, Rhone Syrah and Amarone are just a few wines that are often termed as "big". White wines generally are not considered "big", the exception being some very expensive Chardonnays, such as those from Burgundy.
A big wine is a large-framed, full-bodied wine with an intense and concentrated feel on the palate. Most red Rhône wines are big wines.
Ample amount of concentrated fruit, character, tannins, etc.
A general description for wines that are either very full or intense in flavor.
Powerful in flavours or bouquet.
refers to the intensity and assertiveness of flavor. May be slightly alcoholic tasting. Often a term reserved for highly tannic red wines.
A term to describe wines that are especially full or intense. Most often used to describe red wines.... Comments
A wine that is full-bodied, rich and slightly alcoholic tasting
Full of body and flavour, high degree of alcohol, colour, and acidity.
Robust, intense, full-bodied, and high in alcohol. Synonym: FAT.
Refers to a wine that is full bodied and full of aroma and flavor.
A big wine tastes rich and full-bodied.
description of full-bodied wines with rich flavors. Powerful.
Refers to a fully flavoured, often tannic and alcoholic wine.
A full, rich, ripe and extracted wine possessing full tannins and abundant fruit. Usually perceived as having high viscosity or a "heavy" feeling on the palate.
A broad, general term for a full-bodied, strong, assertive, robust and flavourful wine. Some people like wines big, others prefer them delicate. Such wines are also said to be chewy.
A descriptor for wines that are rich, full, intense, and usually high in alcohol.
The overall flavor of a wine, white or red, that has full, rich flavors. "Big" red wines are often tannic. "Big" white wines are generally high in alcohol and glycerin. Sometimes implies clumsiness, the opposite of elegance. Generally positive, but context is essential.
Describes a wine with powerful flavor. (Tasting term)