Especially in descriptions of wines: tasting of minerals or mineral salts; having a flavour suggestive of minerals.
1970s; earliest use found in Pamela Vandyke Price (b. 1923). From mineral + -y.
1With regard to mineral resources or content; in relation to minerals.
2poetic So as to resemble a mineral.
Apparently an isolated use.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Samuel Bowles (1826–1878). From mineral + -ly.