Dark Cherry Intense with Wine
At the first bite the flavours blossom, with high notes of red cherry and a delicate crunch of almond slivers, surrounded by smooth dark chocolate. Experiment with Sauternes, a French sweet wine with a zest of acidity from the flavours of apricots, honey, peaches. The wine coats the chocolate in rich and silky golden fruit, adding a slick of vanilla to the overall finish.
Dark Blueberry Intense with Wine
The chocolate starts off intense, but is quickly soothed by the sweetness of the ripe blueberries. The fruit pieces bring out the dark aromatic character of the chocolate itself. As the bar melts in the mouth it releases a captivating texture of blueberries and crisp almonds. Pair with the fizz of the grapey Moscato for a lovely refreshing match which cuts through the rich chocolate and enhances the fruity tones.
Dark Strawberry Intense with Wine
The chocolate starts rich and intense in the mouth. Slowly a hint of ripe, sweet strawberry appears above the darkness, and then a refreshing wave of mouth-watering citrus freshness. Pick a wine with a fruity character such as a young and deeply coloured rosé from Chile or California, bursting with ripe berries to bring an extra rich dimension to the bar.
Dark 70% Cocoa with Wine
This dark bar hides a complexity of flavours. Discover honey and caramel, roses, red fruits in the aromas, and a rich range of flavours in the mouth. Pick a wine with red fruit characters to add an extra dimension to the dark chocolate. Experiment with a Chilean Merlot or Australian Grenache: bold, with lively red berries, and a smooth juicy finish.
Dark 85% Cocoa with Wine
These deliciously sweet and supple wines make ideal partners with the intensity of the Lindt EXCELLENCE 85% cocoa. The honeyed, roasted notes of the wines wrap richly round the chocolate, while the deep cocoa characters with a hint of vanilla and depth of the chocolate soothe the sweetness of the wine, and add a touch of balancing mocha bitterness.
Dark 90% Cocoa with Wine
This chocolate is undoubtedly dark but it is also elegantly refined and supple. Enjoy the rich cocoa character, with roasted elements like hazelnuts, and a deep note of cream and vanilla. The classic wine match is undoubtedly a Late Bottle Vintage Port. The Port brings rich flavours of vanilla, redcurrants, a bright freshness and a silky warmth. Definitely a combination to savour after dinner.
Caramel with A Touch of Sea Salt with Wine
This is a bar with a subtle balance of dark chocolate followed by a crispy caramel crunch, and a subtle undertone of sea salt. The most dramatic pairing with this is Prosecco, combining crispy caramel with the sparkle of the wine, with its citrus and pear fruit. Demi-Sec Champagne with its hint of sweetness is also a great match.
Dark Orange Intense with Wine
Lindt EXCELLENCE Orange Intense’s keynote flavour is candied orange, with a crunch of almond. Highlight its orange appeal with the freshness of a 5 year old Rich Madeira. Taste how the Madeira’s dried fruit notes make a warming background to the dark chocolate, while its zesty punch of lime and orange rises up to meet the candied orange notes.
Dark A Touch of Sea Salt with Wine
The bar shows warming cocoa aromas, with a slick of vanilla, and at first there is no hint of the sea salt to come. Initially it tastes honeyed, then a citrus freshness, with finally a little crystal bite of sea salt. If you’re not used to dark chocolate, this is a great bar to start with. Pair it with a Zinfandel from California. The wine’s dark, red berry boldness makes a fascinating contrast, offering a new range of flavours.
Dark Chilli with Wine
This is a combination that offers a real taste sensation. The bar melts gently in the mouth, producing a subtle sweetness. There is warmth of chilli, but the heat is very well controlled. Enjoy it with a Ripasso di Valpolicella or Amarone from Italy. Both these wines are made to have extra depth and intensity, which works well with dark chocolate. The dark fruits in the wines highlight the red fruit in the chocolate.
Extra Creamy with Wine
Lindt EXCELLENCE Extra Creamy showcases the supple, silky character for which Swiss chocolate is so famous. With an exceptionally velvety and honeyed melt and gentle floral and caramel character, this chocolate pairs perfectly with a rich, aromatic Tawny Port.