Definitions

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  • adj. Rich in a way that indicates, and results from, long contact with lees.
  • adj. Having such an aroma or flavor.

Etymologies

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From lees +‎ -y.

Examples

  • Lighter in body than you might expect, this refreshing white shows good acidity and understated leesy notes to go with more melon, peach and a little lemon.

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  • And, the finish is long with a little yeasty-leesy spiciness.

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  • This Chardonnay is terrific on the palate, displaying explosive lemon/butter/honey flavors mixed with tropical fruit, mineral, and smoky, leesy components.

    The World’s Greatest Wine Estates

  • Although less impressive than the 2002, the well-made 2003 Chardonnay Unfiltered offers beautiful leesy, nectarine, and brioche notes along with hints of custard and orange rind.

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  • This dense, rich, layered, multidimensional Chardonnay builds incrementally in the mouth to reveal leesy notes intermixed with liquid minerals, lemon rind, citrus oils, and orange marmalade.

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  • The Cuvée Indigène possesses leesy, smoky notes in its rich, concentrated style.

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  • The 1997 Chardonnay Point Rouge exhibits a terrific texture and a sensational buttery, leesy nose with subtle toasty oak.

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  • Warm strawberry and peach notes, with mouthfilling apple fruit, a leesy complexity and cherry-blossom freshness from a bit of Pinot Meunier.

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  • Has weight for a meal, and leesy accents that give it real depth.

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  • There's distinct wood presence here (two-thirds new barrels) but it retains a savory, leesy presence amid green apple and fig flavors.

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