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Old 12-17-2013, 08:13 PM   #11
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honestly i've bottled and forgotten about this one, so it's been bottle aging for a little while, i've given a few away as gifts this past week and seeing your email made me throw a bottle in the fridge last night. i'll post back when i've had a chance to taste it, when i bottled it, the taste was strong peppermint with a hint of chocolate. i'll post again tonight or tomorrow with my tastes.. has anyone else made this?

so i've attached a copy of the original recipe i followed.

http://www.winemakingtalk.com/forum/...-julies-35780/

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Old 12-25-2013, 02:37 AM   #12
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honestly i've bottled and forgotten about this one, so it's been bottle aging for a little while, i've given a few away as gifts this past week and seeing your email made me throw a bottle in the fridge last night. i'll post back when i've had a chance to taste it, when i bottled it, the taste was strong peppermint with a hint of chocolate. i'll post again tonight or tomorrow with my tastes.. has anyone else made this?

so i've attached a copy of the original recipe i followed.

http://www.winemakingtalk.com/forum/...-julies-35780/
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Old 12-25-2013, 03:57 AM   #13
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Honestly it's not my favorite. I've tried tweaking this a few different ways. My father in law really likes it. So it's probably one of those to each their own. The taste now has a calmer mint with a more pronounced chocolate flavor which chocolate is tough to get right. Sorry if I can't help more

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upon second tasting of this I think my problem with this one is the chocolate, the peppermint is refreshing both on the nose and the palate, but the aftertaste is one of bitter chocolate, In my recipe I used ghirardeli chocolates left on the wine for 6-9 months. If I were to do it again, I'd probably go with a different sweeter chocolate left for a shorter period of time so that the chocolate was only a hint or afterthought, instead of being so overpowering.

I hope this helps
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