One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of certain foods and drinks) having a rich, satisfying flavour developed through ageing.‘a well-matured Merlot’
full-flavoured, flavourful, flavoursome, full of flavour, rich, intense, fruity, deep, heavy, strong, robust, bold, warm, mellow, redolent, well-maturedView synonyms
- ‘Well matured, home-produced cheese, such as blue- veined Cheshire, old Cheddar and ripe Stilton, still sells in the highest class retail stores at higher prices than less matured cheese.’
- ‘Because of Java's distance from Europe and North America, the beans were well-matured by the time they the reached foreign markets.’
- ‘It is of the highest quality, well matured and full bodied.’
- ‘A well-matured Stilton should have no cracks on its surface.’
- ‘In cold and rainy years certain wines are so tart that it becomes impossible to destroy their tartness by blending them with well matured wines.’
- ‘Fresh and well-matured peaches command almost fabulous prices in these markets at so early a season.’
- ‘California can and does produce really good, well matured and properly bottled wines.’
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