What Wine Goes With This Chocolate?

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Dark chocolate

Dark chocolate tends to be deeply flavored but not terribly sweet. While the percent of cocoa naturally produces a more bitter flavor element the higher the cocoa percentage goes, some producers just compensate by adding more sugar, lending very high percentage cocoa chocolate an intensity of flavor that many simple dark chocolates don’t have. This makes dark chocolate ideal for pairing with a nice ruby port or even some table wines that frequently have a little bit of residual sugar such as Zinfandel, even ‘white’ Zin!

Dark chocolate is often paired with caramel or butter crunch and some wines that have similar flavors work superbly here. The Alcyone dessert wine based on Tannat is an incredible wine for these types of chocolate!

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  • Here's a thought: I know it is not a wine but another amazing pairing is Armagnac with Dark Chocolate. For a combination that will really wow you, try the Castarede 20 Year Reserve de la Famille, the Chateau de Laubade XO or the Delord 25 year, it will be a revelation to your senses.

    Feb 10, 2011 at 1:07 PM


  • Snooth User: dyye
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    Here in the NW corner of Washington we have a lot of rasberries and some pretty good rasberry wines that seem to go well with dark bittersweet chocolate,of course some people would not consider a fruit wine at all. My preference would be a late Harvest Syrah.

    Feb 10, 2011 at 3:53 PM


  • Black Muscat goes really well with most chocolate based desserts.

    Feb 14, 2011 at 12:35 PM


  • Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
    Hand of Snooth Voice of Snooth
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    Nice call on the black muscat. It adds some nice spice elements in to the mix.

    Feb 14, 2011 at 12:38 PM


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