Vin Mariani á la Coca du Pérou

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Product Information

Barcode UPC: 5391397850015
Bottle Size: 500 ml
Closure: Synthetic stopper
Product Reference Code: Vin Mariani
Commodity Code: 22059090

Composition

Sugar content 105g/litre
Methanol content declared: 61mg/litre
Total Acidity: 1454g/litre
Volatile Acidity: 247g/litre
C02 injected? No

Accreditation

Suitable for Vegetarians

More about Vin Mariani

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alc./vol: 22%

Proof: 44°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: No age statement

Product of: Product of Netherlands Netherlands

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

Appearance:

Clear, deep reddy brown.

Aroma:

Red wine, cinnamon spice, earthy mocha coffee and white pepper.

Taste:

Cinnamon and black pepper spiced red wine with nutmeg and coffee.

Aftertaste:

Spiced full-bodied red wine.

Overall:

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.

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