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dismantle

Negative description for a wine in the context of a wine address, after it has passed its peak in development and is now constantly "degrading" and losing quality. This is caused by chemical changes with negative effects on aroma, colour and taste. The first stage is also overaged, the "final stage" is called dead. For the maturing process, see ageing and bottle ripening, and for the optimum time for consumption, see ripeness for drinking.

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