What Wine Goes With This Chocolate?

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Bittersweet chocolate

By ramping up the intensity, bittersweet chocolate demands more from your wine. While many people find that table wines based on Syrah or Cabernet Sauvignon work well with bittersweet chocolate, I still think you need some sweetness to help the wine work with the chocolate. Here a late harvest wine based on Syrah, Zinfandel (Primitivo!), or Grenache (back to Banyuls) works wonders! Bittersweet chocolate is often paired with nuts, and while some aged spirits might be an ideal match, if you’re looking for the right wine you might want to consider a sweet cherry here. The dried fruit character and intensity of a nice Px can work wonders with this combination.

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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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