Chocolate & Wine Gift: Red Wine (shiraz) and Dark Chocolate
Please note: This gift can only be dispatched to UK addresses
Craft chocolate and fine red wine is one of those classic pairings that show how one plus one creates a whole lot more. Both have similar “waves” of tasting and sensation. Upfront you start to “taste” the core “tastes” of sweetness, sourness and bitterness – and textural elements shine through (for example the “grittiness and crunch of the Naive bar). And then as you savour either wine or chocolate different flavours and aromas will emerge — berry notes, minerality, earthiness, steminess, plums and the crunchiness of Naive’s stoneground bar. Following this both fine wine and craft chocolate further involve – with more complexity and length emerging. Tasting red wine and dark chocolate can bring out very different notes here — for example the fruity and caramel notes of the Mexican Mucho bar are throw into even sharp relief after you’ve savoured the JJ Hahn Shiraz. Up to this point it’s mainly been your taste receptors and sense of smell doing most of the work. However for both red wine and dark chocolate these flavours and tastes often will be succeeded by some astringency that “pulls” some of the saliva away. And it is here that the next magic of the pairings occur — with for example the earthiness of the Naive Ecquadorean bar smoothing away some the astringency in the wine and bringing out how well rounded is this mature wine from Ralf Binder. Similarly the fruitiness of the Madagascan bar, along with the spiciness of the black pepper lightly sprinkled on the bar, brings out the mellowness of the vintage shiraz
Try the different chocolates together with the Shiraz and we hope that this will show you not just how different are these bars from Mexico (the Mucho bar) and the microlot from Naive’s Ecquadorean bar, but also how they evolve and complement the JJ Hahn Shiraz, and will help you, and your Valentine, explore and savour these tastes
The 2005 Shiraz 1928 is made by Rolf Binder from a single vineyards planted in 1928. It was aged in American oak, 30% new. Specific tasting notes include upfront flavours cranberry, plums and hints of pepper with a finish of dried fruit. And thanks to it’s vintage (2005) its is very smooth and well balanced.
The wine and chocolate come in a Cocoa Runners gift box making it the perfect gift to take to your valentines. Each pack includes
2005 “1928” Shiraz from Ralf Binder
Mucho Emiliano Lavado
Naive Ecuador Rough Ground Dark Bar
Mucho - Emiliano Lavado Dark Chocolate
Weight 50 g Type of Chocolate Maker Maker Country Bean Origin Cocoa Percentage Icons
Naive - Ecuador Rough Ground Dark Chocolate Bar
Weight 55 g Maker Bean Origin Maker Country Ingredients
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