Myth #1: Cab and Chocolate
It may sound inspired—even heavenly–but as marriages go, cabernet and chocolate are a match made in hell (or in the depths of the marketing department). Chocolate is an extremely powerful, profound, and complex flavor. Its deep bitterness accentuates the tannin in cabernet sauvignon, making the wine taste severe and angular. Chocolate’s rich fruitiness blows away cabernet’s graceful fruity nuances, making the wine taste drab and hollow. In short, chocolate needs a sweeter partner more powerful than herself. Which is one of the reasons luscious, opulent Port is a life necessity.