purplehaze posted:

Aged with oak chips makes your wine sound low quality.  Typically, oak chips are a poor substitute for quality oak barrels.  I'd just not talk about oak at all, particularly since tastes in wine have been migrating away from those with heavy oak influence.  

PH

I agree completely with PH.  I can tell if a wine has had oak chips added.  It almost takes like fake oak.  Some add tannin powder, too, which is also detectable and equally objectionable (to me).  I'd probably pass on those wines.  Anyway, you can't "age with oak chips."   You can only age with age. 

haggis posted:
purplehaze posted:

Aged with oak chips makes your wine sound low quality.  Typically, oak chips are a poor substitute for quality oak barrels.  I'd just not talk about oak at all, particularly since tastes in wine have been migrating away from those with heavy oak influence.  

PH

I agree completely with PH.  I can tell if a wine has had oak chips added.  It almost takes like fake oak.  Some add tannin powder, too, which is also detectable and equally objectionable (to me).  I'd probably pass on those wines.  Anyway, you can't "age with oak chips."   You can only age with age. 

You would know, Haggie!  

grossie posted:
haggis posted:
purplehaze posted:

Aged with oak chips makes your wine sound low quality.  Typically, oak chips are a poor substitute for quality oak barrels.  I'd just not talk about oak at all, particularly since tastes in wine have been migrating away from those with heavy oak influence.  

PH

I agree completely with PH.  I can tell if a wine has had oak chips added.  It almost takes like fake oak.  Some add tannin powder, too, which is also detectable and equally objectionable (to me).  I'd probably pass on those wines.  Anyway, you can't "age with oak chips."   You can only age with age. 

You would know, Haggie!  

Haha!   Good one.    But, with age usually comes wisdom.  I do hope you achieve the latter. 

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