Definition of oaky in US English:

oaky

adjective

  • See oak

    • ‘Most malt whiskies that have spent more than 20 years maturing in oak barrels taste oaky and are not suitable to be bottled as single malt (although, of course, many are).’
    • ‘The cherry aromas and flavours are spoiled by tired oaky notes that make the nose curl, cling to the palate and sit on the finish too long after the swallow.’
    • ‘On a chilly, disappointing summer's day I drown my sorrows in the hefty, slightly oaky Kumala Rosé from South Africa.’
    • ‘Ten weeks in the making, this barrel-matured beer delivers an extra flavour layer of oaky and spicy notes over the regular hoppy, yeasty ones.’
    • ‘The wine is oaky with pronounced Sauvignon herbalness.’