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Product of: Netherlands
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Purported to be made according to "The original & authentic recipe of 1863," this reproduction of a legendary fortified wine is based on Bordeaux red wine made by Les Grands Chais de France fortified with de-cocainised Peruvian coca leaf.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 17/09/2019
Clear, deep reddy brown.
Red wine, cinnamon spice, earthy mocha coffee and white pepper.
Cinnamon and black pepper spiced red wine with nutmeg and coffee.
Spiced full-bodied red wine.
The addition of de-cocainised Peruvian coca leaf to an "exceptional Bordeaux" red wine may seem like a waste of good claret but Vin Mariani was an historically important product which undoubtedly helped inspire the creation of Coca-Cola and was probably the secret/lost ingredient in a Pisco Punch. It may lack the cocaine but this modern-day reproduction probably tastes better than the original.