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austere, severe (GB)
ferme, sévère, rigoureux (F)
austero (I)

Rather negative description of a wine in a wine speech. It is characterized by a distinctive or intense smell and/or taste of acidity and/or tannins (which would not be a negative evaluation), but it lacks balance or harmony. A chemical tone also appears severe and indicates a wine defect. Related terms are angular, sour and pointed.

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