Definition of oaky
1 of wine : having the characteristics of being aged in oak casks an oaky chardonnay
2 : of, relating to, or having many oaks an oaky forest
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The reposado gives it more of a deep, rich, oaky flavor.
Products like the fruity and oaky Brenne Estate Cask ($60) intentionally target the U.S. market, a bold strategy in a country already awash with quality hooch.
Because of inexpensive varietals like Kendall Jackson that define the California Chardonnay and make everybody think all Chardonnays should be oaky and buttery.
But the brief interlude shortchanges long-term reactions, which can often mean that a whiskey distiller will end up bottling something that’s nice and oaky but also plagued with a sort of cornflakes aroma.
Made famous in an oak-driven, opulent style by longtime Beringer winemaker Ed Sbragia, current versions of the wine are still rich and ripe, but less overtly oaky.
Wines that won’t work so well include blockbuster, oaky, high-alcohol wines (many chardonnays, cabernet sauvignons, zinfandels, syrahs/shirazes and merlots).
The prevailing style of these wines, grown mostly in the province of Mendoza to the northwest, is the antithesis to good pinot noir; powerfully fruity, opulent and often highly alcoholic and oaky.
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