Term (also pithy, powerful, opulent, lush) for the positive description of a wine in the context of a wine evaluation or wine address. However, this must be seen in context and can refer to alcohol content, aroma, colour, taste, body, acidity and structure. Related terms are alcoholic, dense, extract-rich, full-bodied, powerful, heavy and bulky. Opposite or negative terms of powerful are emaciated, thin, bland and hollow.
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