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Sophie & Max Selection N° 2 Cognac

Highly Recommended 89 /100

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Alterskategorie
Extra
Anbaugebiet
Petite Champagne
Flaschengröße
700ml
Alkoholgehalt
40%

Tony M.

Verfasste Rezensionen 38 (see reviews)

Durchschnittlich vergebener Wert: 91

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Biographie:

I have a passion and love for all spirits, but particularly world brandy and world whisk(e)y. The great people at Cognac-Expert have greatly increased my exposure to not only more Cognac, but smaller producers who are doing phenomenal things!! Love you all!! Cheers!! CERTIFICATIONS Certified Specialist of Spirits, Society of Wine Educators, 2017 SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS The American Wine Society National Conference, 2019 PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT Member, American Wine Society Judge, Denver International Spirits Competition, 2019 Judge, North American Bourbon & Whiskey Competition, 2018, 2020, 2021 Judge, Finger Lakes International Wine Competition, Spirits, Table Captain, 2017, 2020, 2021 Judge, San Diego International Spirits Competition, Table Captain, 2020, 2021

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Outstanding Cognac

Exceptional 94 /100

A blend of Petite Champagne Vintages from 1975, 1982 and 1989. Lovely fruit notes on the nose, with perhaps some chocolate notes appearing as it opens more. Very gentle, complex, and elegant. The palate is also very elegant, with fruits and spices in a dry, and lengthy finish. Very lovely and well balanced. The glass beckons you to keep refilling it!! My score was 95. Generally not a fan of wax seals or all 5's.

Value for Money 4/5

Overpriced Low Average Bargain Steal

Tasting

Nose

What aromas do you get when you sniff the Cognac? Do you get hints of fruits or flowers - perhaps it's sweet? Is it intense or rather flat - and most importantly, is the nose coherent to taste and finish? The nose is the most important part when tasting Cognac.

23/25

Mouth

A small sip: Allow your taste buds in the various areas of your mouth to distinguish the different flavours. This part of cognac tasting is described as ‘the palate’. Don’t just swallow it down; allow the liquid to touch all the regions of the mouth. Doing this is necessary as the taste buds pick up contrasting flavours in the different areas of the mouth; on the tip of your tongue to the sides, for example. Take a tiny sip to prep your palate for the sensory experience to come. Take a second larger sip, and gently roll the cognac around, etting it come into contact with every corner of your mouth. Focus on the perceived textural sensations. Are the sensations round and rich or fresh and elegant? Is the overall mouthfeel intense, balanced, disjointed, or lacking presence? In short, how does the cognac feel in your mouth?

19/20

Geschmack

Quite simply, what do you taste as you gently roll the cognac around in your mouth? Pay close attention to any flavors of fruits, flowers, oak, and spices - or a complex combination of those elements. Are the flavors cohesive with the Nose and the Mouth, giving a sense of balance and complexity?

23/25

Fertig

The ‘finish’ is the experience you get after you’ve swallowed the cognac. What flavours can you detect? Is it a flat or rough finish and rather sharp, or is it a slight 'punch' you like? How long does the finish last? Also think about overall balance: How does the finish compare to nose and taste?

19/20

Overall Impression

Consider the Nose, Mouth, Taste, and Finish simultaneously - the cognac as a whole. Is there cohesion between the four categories, or does the cognac shine in some areas and appear dull in others? Quite simply, is the memory from the tasting experience one that will last your lifetime; is the memory good but nothing extraordinary; or is the cognac’s impact entirely forgettable?

10/10

Total: 94/100

  • 80-84: Recommended
  • 85-89: Highly Recommended
  • 90-95: Exceptional
  • 96-100: Superlative
Flat Acceptable Fine Excellent Ethereal Thin & weak Disjointed Balanced Exquisite Bland Ordinary Gut Excellent Spectacular Non-existent, or rough Acceptable Gut Memorable Endless Uninspiring, or rough Ordinary Gut Excellent Memorable
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