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Negative description (also bland, tasteless, lacking in content, contourless, empty, meaningless, dull, weak) of the taste or overall impression for a wine in the context of a wine evaluation or wine address. Such a wine lacks satisfying taste in the middle, that is, between the first impression on the palate and the finish (swallow). This is characteristic of rather simple wines from overly high grape yields, as is sometimes inherent in mass-produced or consumer wines. Wines with low alcohol content can also show this taste pattern. Too low a carbon dioxide content in white wine in particular can also cause this impression. Related terms are emaciated, thin and bland. In contrast, terms with positive connotations are extract-rich, full-bodied and powerful.

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