I am quite the wine neophyte. "Finish" and "Nose" I think I understand. But what exactly is "midpalate?" Does it refer to the tasting experience or the middle, physical part of one's palate ?
"Mid-palate" is a term used by wine snobs to differentiate themselves from the less sophisticated drinker who simply buys and drinks wine because it "tastes good."
Originally posted by cdr11:
I understand intellectually the "mid-palate" thing, but am not sure I experience it. I have been seriously involved in wine for over 20 years from a collecting, business and marketing standpoint. I guess I kind of do mean what I said, as I have not experienced a "mid-palate" sensation in a wine.
Originally posted by Stefanie N:
It is confusing, and I may have a general grasp of "midpalate", but when I see it in tasting notes it throws me. Ie. "the wine possesses a hollow midpalate." What does that mean ? No taste? Or just grape juice ? Is there a cheapo nationally distributed wine that you'd consider having this hollowness ? Sometimes I think I need to taste bad wine (intentionally) as well as good to grasp some of these concepts.