a touch more, feet

English translation: a touch more, remains light on its feet

11:19 May 22, 2015
English language (monolingual) [PRO]
Art/Literary - Wine / Oenology / Viticulture / Notes of tasting wine
English term or phrase: a touch more, feet
This notches up the ripeness just a touch more yet there are only the barest hints of exoticism to the peach, apricot, pear and acacia blossom aromas that display a top note of citrus zest.
This is a classic Bâtard in the sense of being big, bold and powerful with imposingly-scaled flavors that coat the palate with dry extract before terminating in a massively long and borderline painfully intense finish.
To be sure, this is a big wine yet it remains light on its feet with no undue sense of being top heavy.

What do "a touch more" and "feet" mean? I'm not a native English speaker.

Thanks in advance!
Ivan Niu
China
Local time: 04:53
Selected answer:a touch more, remains light on its feet
Explanation:
a touch more = just a little more
to remain light on smb's feet= to remain agile, graceful, nimble, graceful, able to move quickly and easily

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Note added at 43 mins (2015-05-22 12:03:13 GMT)
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a touch = slightly

e. g. Things will be a touch easier next month.

http://www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/british/touch_...
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Oleg S
Belarus
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3 +5a touch more, remains light on its feet
Oleg S


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a touch more, remains light on its feet


Explanation:
a touch more = just a little more
to remain light on smb's feet= to remain agile, graceful, nimble, graceful, able to move quickly and easily

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Note added at 43 mins (2015-05-22 12:03:13 GMT)
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a touch = slightly

e. g. Things will be a touch easier next month.

http://www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/british/touch_...

Example sentence(s):
  • ...continues the evolution of a proven concept, but with a touch more experimental and individualistic, both outside, where...
  • He was an exceptional dancer because he was very "light on his feet"

    Reference: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=light%20on%20...
Oleg S
Belarus
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian, Native in BelarusianBelarusian
PRO pts in category: 4
Notes to answerer
Asker: What does "This wine notches up the ripeness just a little more" mean? Would you please help me to rephrase it... thanks a lot


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  philgoddard
1 hr

agree  Tushar Deep
5 hrs

agree  Veronika McLaren: a notch is a level or a degree...
7 hrs

agree  Tina Vonhof
11 hrs

agree  Michael Barnett: That is what the English means. I'd be interested to see the back-translation from the Chinese of this ludicrous English text with the old-style anthropomorphic wine description.
1 day 11 hrs
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