French oak has been used for centuries in the legendary wines of France. The oak of France is known to be more subdued than American oak, lending gentler tannins and creating a smooth flavor profile that has spice notes not present in American oak. French oak may be used in wines and beers that take a longer time to mature, as flavors will take longer to manifest and smooth completely. The heavy toast French oak cubes are perfect for delicate wines that have a longer maturation time and when a richer caramel and toast character are desired. Try these in your wine or beer today!