In 2019, Tasting Notes

Switzerland (Grassl) versus Austria (Zalto) Rematch
As I made a bold statement that Zalto Bordeaux glasses were perhaps a better fit for younger Bordeaux, tonight I made another experiment.

With a bottle of Chateau La Grangere 2016 fully decanted for 3+ hours.

However, I wanted to see it straight from the bottle, so I poured some liquid into both glasses. The nose for Grassl was more pronounced and focused, with loads of blueberries and graphite plus tar, whereas for Zalto, it was with quite a dispersed nose and I only get a blend of graphite and tar. Palette wise, Zalto seemed to be thicker and creamier, while Grassl content was tight. This cycle keeps recurring throughout the whole night till I finished the whole bottle. Thus, my conclusion is that, if you don’t mind missing out some bouquet, Zalto Bordeaux glasses is more suitable for young Bordeaux wines.


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