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Closed: Describes wines that are concentrated and have character, yet are shy in aroma or flavor. Closed wines may open up to reveal more flavors and aromas with aging or aeration.

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Dumb: Describes a phase young wines undergo when their flavors and aromas are undeveloped.
Nutty: Used to describe oxidized wines. Often a flaw, but when it's close to an oaky flavor it can be a plus.
Tight: Describes a wine's structure, concentration and body, as in a "tightly wound" wine. Closed or compact are similar terms.

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