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23:53 Mar 29, 2004
English to Chinese translations [PRO] Wine / Oenology / Viticulture
English term or phrase:its rich purple robe
This Merlot was one of the favorite wines at the White House during the Kennedy years. The official name is Ch鈚eau Petrus but even its label refers to it as simply "Petrus." The grapes are usually harvested early and left to mature slowly. Extremely fruity, suggestions of berries, vanilla, mocha, and oak emanate from its rich purple robe. The finish is something to wait for as it caresses the palate. A truly exquisite vintage, it should reach maturity after the year 2012.
"Robe" means color of the wine, purple wine means it has more alcohol. Purple wines are purple near black. But "Robe" is not exactly a color since it ads the notion of brillancy and brightness of the color. Purple here = "dark red" near black;