Definition - What does Meaty mean?

Meaty is a term used in the analysis of a wine when it presents any characteristics which might be similar to meats, animal or fleshy elements; a meaty wine may have such a presence on the nose in the aroma, on the palate and/or tertiary aromas following the finish.

WineFrog explains Meaty

To describe a wine as meaty is to say that the wine possesses character similar to that of meat. It may present itself as earthy and pungent barnyard, typically associated with wines from certain regions of Bordeaux. A meaty wine may smell or have the nuance of game meats such as venison, pepper-steak, sausage, cured beef or pork and salami. The meaty component of a wine may be present from its terroir or occur in its elaboration or aging.

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