[ UK /tˈænɪn/ ]
  1. any of various complex phenolic substances of plant origin; used in tanning and in medicine
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  • In red wines there are usually sufficient adsorbed tannins and pigmented tannins to colour the crystals reddish brown and to ensure that they are small and irregular in shape.
  • This is a well-made wine that delivers sweet red and black fruits harmoniously integrated with ripe tannins and soft acidity.
  • Tartaric acid is what gives balance to sugars in white wines and tannins in reds.
  • Tanning experiments carried out with the chromium, iron, aluminium, and calcium salts of Ordoval G yielded leathers which possessed proportionate characteristics of either kind of tannage to the extent to which either material was present. Synthetic Tannins
  • I identified the frightful ingredients masking the mixtures of tannin and powdered carbon with which the fish was embalmed; and I penetrated the disguise of the marinated meats, painted with sauces the colour of sewage; and I diagnosed the wine as being coloured with fuscin, perfumed with furfurol, and enforced with molasses and plaster. Là-bas
  • True to form, the finished 2003 wines delivered record-breaking levels of tannin, sugar and alcohol; many châteaux have made clarets weighing in at 15 per cent-plus alcohol, as in Australia and California.
  • Of the three classes of isomeric anhydrides which can be formed from hydroxybenzoic acids, the chemistry of the natural tannins is only concerned with the class comprising the ester anhydrides. Synthetic Tannins
  • Delicious berried aromas have an herbal tinge that follows through on a medium-bodied palate with juicy flavors and smooth tannins.
  • Balanced: all the flavour components, such as fruitiness, acidity and tannin, in perfect harmony. The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed
  • Positioning oneself for optimum tanning on a Balearic beach requires some thought.
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