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dead

dead (GB)
morte (I)
mort (F)
muerto (ES)
morto (PO)

Speaking designation in the context of a wine address. Such a wine has reached the end of its life cycle and is no longer edible. Other terms are dead, lifeless, "the wine is dead", "wine body" or "the wine is at the end". The French passé is identical. A pre-stage with a barely edible condition is called overaged (superimposed). For the ageing process, see ageing and bottle ageing, and for the optimum time for drinking, see ripeness

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