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Old 08-08-2017, 02:14 PM   #11
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I have made Beaverdale merlot and rojo tinto and both were really good, I aged them for 6 months+ in the cupboard under the stairs as itws likely the most constant temp I have anywhere. Also note wine ages quicker in smaller containers so half size bottles will age about twice as fast as standard bottles and in demijohns it will age very slowly.
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Old 08-08-2017, 02:44 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by fixit9660 View Post
I have to echo your feelings about the Beaverdale Shiraz. The words "indifferent" and "average" spring to mind when considering the quality of the end product. And it definitely didn't have any Shiraz-like qualities!
I can't fault their customer support mind you. My first brew tasted terrible and I contacted their customer support. They responded quickly and asked for details and a sample. I sent them a sample and their pronouncement was "mouse" and promptly supplied another kit in the post, which brewed fine!! Just a shame the product wasn't as good as I was expecting.
Am I expecting too much?
"mouse" ? Can you expand on that?
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"mouse". It smelt sour and musty, and tasted the same. I'd never heard of the term but that's what they said.
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