Definition: Wines over 13.5% alcohol are considered full-bodied. They are higher in alcohol and viscosity therefore producing rich and complex flavors on one's palate.
How to recognize a full-bodied wine: Full-bodied wines are typically darker in color and ranging from red to a dark purple. Some white wines such as chardonnay may fall into the full-bodied category. Full-bodied wine will leave a thick and lingering feeling on one's palate and when swirled, a full-bodied wine will stick to the sides of the glass for a long period of time.