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Old 07-06-2016, 04:53 PM   #1
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California Connoisseur shiraz
Made this kit 6/5/2016 followed the instructions to within a couple of days. Bottled it today. Had a cheeky taste and have to say I've had £7 bottles of wine that taste worse. Now that's at bottling so hopefully it will improve over the next few months. If it lasts that long.
I don't know how to describe it properly but smooth, fruity flavour, nice texture and good colour.
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Done a quick comparison with this from lidl and the connoisseur is so much nicer. Clearer, nicer smell and smoother taste.
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So 6 months ago I made this cc Shiraz I only have a few bottles left and I'm disappointed I drank them too soon. After 6 months it is a smooth, aromatic wine. I have made another that I will bottle next week and think I should put another on straight away. I'd like to get a point where I have a quantity 6 months old.
It's a really nice wine after a few weeks I would of said it a £5 wine now I would say £8 or £10.
I like Shiraz probably my favourite red so might be a little bias.

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nice one, what size kit is it , and how many bottles did you get out of it?

Also, where have you been aging the wine all this time - in standard DJ's ?

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nice one, what size kit is it , and how many bottles did you get out of it?

Also, where have you been aging the wine all this time - in standard DJ's ?

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It was a 5 gal kit and I got 29 bottles and a glass😉. The bottles have been sat on the top of my kitchen cupboards, I know that's not the best probably too warm.

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