Swiss Design, Mouth Blown Balance, Light and Durable!
Grassl is hand crafted from lead-free crystal. It takes 5 artisans to create one mouth blown glass!
We decided to put Grassl to a test beside Riedel and Sophienwald. We poured the same amount of wine in each glass. Champagne, white and red, from light to full body. Guess what?
“Grassl glasses changed my perspective towards stemware completely! Suddenly there’s “more” of everything in the wine, both the bouquet and palate. Suddenly all the wines that I’m drinking give me a huge leap forward in terms of my senses, which translates into extreme pleasure.” – Bok
World Famous Wine Producers Use Grassl Wine Glass
Domaine Roulot Burgundy
In France, Jean Marc Roulot becomes the first winemaker to order personalised Grassl “Liberté” for his tasting room, citing how Grassl is precise on the nose that uniquely stands out from other glass!
Chateau Palmer, Bordeaux
Ferdinand Mahler Besse use Grassl for tasting and exclaims whenever he tastes using Liberte, he feels like he is tasting right at the chateau!
There are many other famous producers such as Pauline Vauthier from Chateau Ausone, Lodovico Antinori from Tenuta Di Biserno Tuscany, Raphael Maye from Simon Maye et Files Valais only want Grassl during wine tasting events, press events and even privately. That show how precise Grassl wine glass is in bringing out the best in quality.
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Grassl Wine Glass is World Class Wine Producer Must Have!
Bok, wine connoisseur and owner of Fine Wines SG further put Grassl into real test!
Grassl 1855 vs Zalto Bordeaux Glass (For Old/Aged Wine) Match!
I opened a bottle of l’Eglise Clinet 1975 to test both Grassl and Zalto Bordeaux series glasses. My experience of using these two glasses was like watching a live soccer match, each scoring their deadly goal! First half, the nose on Grassl was tight and focused, Zalto aroma was much more spreadout, palette wise, there was also significant differences, Zalto could not taste the tannins of the wines, so the entry was smoother, whereas Grassl wasn’t as forgiving as Zalto, revealing huge amount of tannins in the body of the wine.
First half winner goes to Zalto 0 to 1.
The mid game second half was more of a midfield game, more passing around than attack and defense. The wine has finally opened up to be much more approachable after an hour or so, Grassl bouquet was stunning while the palette was more forgiving, whereas Zalto has maintained status quo, almost no change to it’s strategy. Second half it was Grassl winning, 1-1, a tie.
Extra time, it was all about who gives me the most pleasure; after a few subconscious sips (I don’t want to pay too much attention to the content pleasure, let it come naturally), I simply ended up holding the Grassl glass more, as it gives me the gentleness of the ripe fruit on the palette, the wine was more airy and approachable, whereas Zalto was still giving me slightly grippy tire feeling (tannins in play here).
Grassl wine glass is a heavenly match for aged Bordeaux wines
(wines with 15 years of age or beyond)!
I concluded that Grassl is more suitable for aged Bordeaux wines (wines with 15 years of age or beyond), whereas Zalto was more suitable for the young Bordeaux wines, and for touch and go pleasure rather than having a long haul drinking session. I have to declare Grassl a better made glass than Zalto. 2-1.
Grassl 1855 vs Zalto Bordeaux Glass (For Young Wine) Match!
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.