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Any Peppermint Paddock Fans Out There?

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Any Peppermint Paddock Fans Out There?

SaltCod | Mar 9, 2009 04:02 PM

I'm just about to finish a case of d'Arenberg's Peppermint Paddock that I grabbed about six years ago. It's a Sparkling Chambourcin from Australia and anyone who has had terrible sparkling burgundies (Which I think they used to call Cold Duck?) should give this wine a chance. I've shared every bottle with someone who has never had a sparkling red (most people under 40) and it has been a hit 100% of the time.

From a wine merchant's site...

"(The Chambourcin) produces a heady sparkling wine with an irresistible purple color, an aroma of violets and blueberries still on the bush and a fruit-forward taste that is balanced by some pretty serious tannins and acidity. Not really a quaffer, this deserves some big, lusty food. Ribs on the BBQ is not a bad idea."

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