DetailsSubtle and elegant. Medium, medium plus, and heavy toasted French oak imbue the wine with delicate notes of spice, vanilla, caramel, tea, toffee, and chocolate. The tannin contribution from this blend is rich and powerful, creating a full body with a silky mouth feel. This package is designed for use in a six gallon batch and the whole pack must be used to acheive the intended results.
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5.0 / 5.09 ReviewsImprove your wineThis oak has a nicer flavor than the other oaks I've tried in my wine._x000D_There is a subtle vanilla flavor and the overall tannins and structure are superior to other oak.April 4, 2014Adds oak and complexity due to the tanninsI like this blend of oak. It adds more than just the oak and vanilla flavors. It adds complexity and greater mouth feel. It's well suited to red wines that need to be aged.February 19, 2014Different tasting than American oakI've used American oak before and it has a different taste. This is a nicer grade of oak with better flavor, and better suited for wine making.December 31, 2013Oak your wineI tried the spirals , the American oak, and this blend, and this is my favorite. It could be the tannins are different, or the toasting, but this package has the best flavor.November 19, 2013Adds complexity to my wineThis oak is very good for adding subtle flavors and aromas to wine. It added vanilla and tea flavors after 4 weeks. The tannins improved the body as well.August 20, 2013Adds subtle flavors of chocolate, tea, vanillaThis is a nice oak. It gives my wine subtle flavors of chocolate, tea, and vanilla._x000D_It also makes the wine more full bodied because of the tannins. Its a finer taste than American oak which I've used a few times. I sample it weekly starting at 4-6 weeks to see how teh flavor is progressing, so it doesn't become too strong._x000D_July 13, 2013Very nice flavorI am very pleased with how this tasted in my wine. It has a nice subtle flavor with hints of vanilla. The cubes are easy to measure out so I can add or reduce the amount of oaking.April 9, 2013Nicer than the American toasted oakThis is a nicer flavor than the American oak. The oak flavor comes through with a nice subtle vanilla flavor. Be aware of how strong an oak flavor you want, and don't just leave the cubes in for half a year._x000D_February 21, 2013Very convenient!I love the fact that I can purchase a blend of toast levels in order to create a wider flavor profile without having to purchase multiple packages of oak. I really like this blend. Depending on how much oak you want in your wine this may be a single-use protion. I believe that the package said that the oak would be depleted after about six weeks worth of use.October 4, 2012
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Browse 1 question Browse 1 question and 1 answerWhat is the best wine to use with these chips?BEST ANSWER: Almost any wine could be oaked with cubes like this. A hearty red, for example, would be a good choice for oaking with a blend of cubes like these ones. Many kits will have their own oak chips or cubes, but you could use these instead, or in addition to those. -Mike W, Midwest Supplies