The old cognac wanker is dead. In 1988,Hennessy's head taster Yann Filllioux worked together with Georg Riedel on a cognac glass. In the blind tasting of numerous glass forms,the traditional swivels of different sizes fell by the wayside. It turned out that the so popular balloon glasses have a too large evaporation surface and overemphasize the alcohol and its properties.
That doesn't surprise me at all,says Yann Fillioux,we at Hennessy have been using a narrow,small-volume glass for years at in-house tastings.
Result of the blind tasting in Riedel: In the first round,Hennessy's standard quality (V.S.O.P.) was used to match the glass shape and size.
A small glass with a content of 160 ccm and a lipped mouth rim was particularly suitable. In this form,V.S.O.R. developed caramel aromas rich in finesse and harmoniously integrated wood. On the palate,the tip of the tongue perceives the fruit,only in the finish does the cognac develop its well-known fire. This makes the taste experience pleasant without producing the taste of alcohol.
Recommended for: Armagnac young,Brandy,Calvados,Cognac V.S.O.P.,Rum,Weinbrand
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