The Weekly Walla Walla Wine Word for Dummies: Closed
This word best describes a wine that is not
showing its potential, because the wine may be too
Young wines often close up about 6 -18 months after bottling,
and depending on the vintage, style and storage conditions, the wine may remain in such a
state for several years to more than a decade.
Sometimes even an older wine may remain "closed" until it is given time to breath.