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Hello everyone!
I am new to home wine making and just completed my first kit. Today was to be bottleing day. I had cleand and sanitized everything diligently throughout the wine making process. When, I went to bottle it today, it was slightly bitter. I made a Wine Experts Vintners Cabernet Sauvignon 4 week kit and followed the directions exactly.. The clarity was good and there was not film on the top.

Is this normal for it to taste bitter and the bitterness goes away with age.
 

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Hello everyone!
I am new to home wine making and just completed my first kit. Today was to be bottleing day. I had cleand and sanitized everything diligently throughout the wine making process. When, I went to bottle it today, it was slightly bitter. I made a Wine Experts Vintners Cabernet Sauvignon 4 week kit and followed the directions exactly.. The clarity was good and there was not film on the top.

Is this normal for it to taste bitter and the bitterness goes away with age.
Welcome to WMT!! Cautiously, I answer your question “Yes”. Super young wine like yours will typically be quite different in 6, 12, 24 months. As you get deeper into the sport, if you read here much, you’ll probably learn to wait well beyond the kit bottling timeline, giving your wine time to degas and develop some of its ultimate flavor profile to perhaps adjust components, and to allow it to fully clear.

All that said, I bottled my first wine kit “right on time”. It was a little fizzy and dropped sediment in the bottles, but was still very nice to drink, so enjoy it and try to let some bottles get to the 1 and 2 year mark so you can see how the wine evolves.
 
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Welcome to WMT!! Cautiously, I answer your question “Yes”. Super young wine like yours will typically be quite different in 6, 12, 24 months. As you get deeper into the sport, if you read here much, you’ll probably learn to wait well beyond the kit bottling timeline, giving your wine time to degas and develop some of its ultimate flavor profile to perhaps adjust components, and to allow it to fully clear.

All that said, I bottled my first wine kit “right on time”. It was a little fizzy and dropped sediment in the bottles, but was still very nice to drink, so enjoy it and try to let some bottles get to the 1 and 2 year mark so you can see how the wine evolves.
Thank you for the feedback! Hopefully time will be the fix. I have another kit going now but this one is with skins. I'll see how that one turns out too.
Thank you for your guidance!
 

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A flavor trick if you want to play:
we can mask too high of a bitter flavor with sugar
 
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Hi everyone... Its been a while but I wanted to let you know my wine ended up needing to age. We have learned to let the wines do their thing. I'm now on my 8th kit!!!! My best has been a Merlot!

Thanks for everyones help!!!
 

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