it stops well short of being intrusive with otherwise

English translation: two different phrases: the wood toast is not at all intrusive, and apart from this the aromas are...

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English term or phrase: it stops well short of being intrusive with otherwise
Selected answer:two different phrases: the wood toast is not at all intrusive, and apart from this the aromas are...
Entered by: Charles Davis

07:21 May 24, 2015
English language (monolingual) [PRO]
Art/Literary - Wine / Oenology / Viticulture / Notes of tasting wine
English term or phrase: it stops well short of being intrusive with otherwise
Here there is a bit more wood toast but it stops well short of being intrusive with otherwise elegant and relatively airy white flower and pear aromas that continue onto the rich, full, intense and detailed flavors built on a base of fine minerality, all wrapped in a racy and refined finish that packs real punch and length.

Could someone rephrase the part " it stops well short of being intrusive with otherwise" so that it can be easily understood? Thanks in advance!
Ivan Niu
China
Local time: 08:05
two different phrases: the wood toast is not at all intrusive, and apart from this the aromas are...
Explanation:
The first part of this paragraph divides up as follows:

Here there is a bit more wood toast
but it stops well short of being intrusive
with otherwise elegant and relatively airy white flower and pear aromas

So it means that in this wine there is a stronger aroma of wood toast (than in another wine the author discussed before this), but that aroma is not at all intrusive (by no means excessively prominent). The wine's aromas, apart from this (otherwise), are elegant and relatively airy.

So "otherwise" goes with "elegant" and "relatively airy": with aromas that are otherwise elegant and relatively airy.

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Note added at 1 hr (2015-05-24 08:46:20 GMT)
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I'm very glad!
"Wood toast" is a rather strange expression (to me, at least). I suppose it must mean the smell of something toasted over a wood fire.

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Note added at 7 hrs (2015-05-24 14:25:57 GMT)
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Although you didn't ask about "wood taste", Michael's comment has prompted me to find out what it does mean. It refers to a flavour imparted by the wooden barrels in which the wine is aged. These are (normally) made of oak, which is "toasted", that is, lightly charred (sometimes more, sometimes less). The charred wood imparts various flavours to the wine. "Wood toast" aroma refers to an aroma derived from the "toasted" wood of the wooden barrel.

If anyone is interested, here's a whole paper about it, including the following paragraph:

"As for the toasting itself, it should be noted that the duration and the intensity of the heat during the coopering and toasting process has a tremendous effect on the amount of individual compounds that are produced in a barrel, even from the same woods which have received the same seasoning. However, there are in fact some basic generalities for how some of the various compounds in oak will behave when they are toasted. Understanding these can only help when trying to decide which level of toasting will be more apt to give the desired character to a particular wine."
http://morewinemaking.com/public/pdf/oakinfopaper09.pdf

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Note added at 7 hrs (2015-05-24 14:41:48 GMT)
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"Wood toast", not "wood taste"!
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Charles Davis
Spain
Local time: 02:05
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two different phrases: the wood toast is not at all intrusive, and apart from this the aromas are...


Explanation:
The first part of this paragraph divides up as follows:

Here there is a bit more wood toast
but it stops well short of being intrusive
with otherwise elegant and relatively airy white flower and pear aromas

So it means that in this wine there is a stronger aroma of wood toast (than in another wine the author discussed before this), but that aroma is not at all intrusive (by no means excessively prominent). The wine's aromas, apart from this (otherwise), are elegant and relatively airy.

So "otherwise" goes with "elegant" and "relatively airy": with aromas that are otherwise elegant and relatively airy.

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Note added at 1 hr (2015-05-24 08:46:20 GMT)
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I'm very glad!
"Wood toast" is a rather strange expression (to me, at least). I suppose it must mean the smell of something toasted over a wood fire.

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Note added at 7 hrs (2015-05-24 14:25:57 GMT)
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Although you didn't ask about "wood taste", Michael's comment has prompted me to find out what it does mean. It refers to a flavour imparted by the wooden barrels in which the wine is aged. These are (normally) made of oak, which is "toasted", that is, lightly charred (sometimes more, sometimes less). The charred wood imparts various flavours to the wine. "Wood toast" aroma refers to an aroma derived from the "toasted" wood of the wooden barrel.

If anyone is interested, here's a whole paper about it, including the following paragraph:

"As for the toasting itself, it should be noted that the duration and the intensity of the heat during the coopering and toasting process has a tremendous effect on the amount of individual compounds that are produced in a barrel, even from the same woods which have received the same seasoning. However, there are in fact some basic generalities for how some of the various compounds in oak will behave when they are toasted. Understanding these can only help when trying to decide which level of toasting will be more apt to give the desired character to a particular wine."
http://morewinemaking.com/public/pdf/oakinfopaper09.pdf

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Note added at 7 hrs (2015-05-24 14:41:48 GMT)
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"Wood toast", not "wood taste"!

Charles Davis
Spain
Local time: 02:05
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 8
Notes to answerer
Asker: Very clear explanations. thank you so much!


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Tony M
7 mins
  -> Thanks, Tony!

agree  Peter Simon
1 hr
  -> Thanks, Peter!

agree  zebung: Great dissection and explanation
3 hrs
  -> Thanks very much!

agree  B D Finch
3 hrs
  -> Thanks, Barbara!

neutral  Michael Barnett: I believe it means the aroma is that of burnt wood, not of "something toasted over wood". Otherwise it would have been wriitten "toasted pizza" or "toasted steak" or "toasted salmon", etc.
5 hrs
  -> I think you're right, actually, Michael, though that wasn't the question. I'll add a note.

agree  Tushar Deep
6 hrs
  -> Thanks, Tushar :)
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