cold, zalto, riedel…

Update 26.10.2014(24.10.2014)billn

Ouf! Thursday was cooler – we’ve lost 10°C in 12 hours! Thursday had a brilliant sunrise (for those heading for early appointments in Maranges!) but stayed very cloudy until late afternoon. By 4pm there were the first flashed of blue sky – but don’t tell the people of St.Romain – it was already black as night when I left there!

In the evening I had a little play with, comparing a Zalto, a Riedel and a 2004 Volnay Champans from Count of Lafon. I didn’t find any pyrazines with either glass, but the aromas were a little more herbal in the Riedel versus the more floral and prettier Zalto. 1:0 to Zalto. In the hand though, I found the Zalto stem disconcertingly narrow and it seemed a little top-heavy. The Riedel seems more balanced in my hand – that could be familiarity of-course – the Riedel was more like an old friend. I prefer drinking with old friends!

But that doesn’t mean I won’t keep having a chat with the Zalto 😉

Agree? Disagree? Anything you'd like to add?

There are 2 responses to “cold, zalto, riedel…”

  1. Tom Blach29th October 2014 at 8:28 pmPermalinkReply

    With the greatest possible respect to both Zalto and Riedel, I am constantly delighted at the range of reasonably priced excellent glasses available compared to even ten years ago, let alone twenty when they were all dreadful.

  2. gilberto7th November 2014 at 7:33 amPermalinkReply

    Yes, Bill, the Zaltos, and especially their Burgundy, take some time to get used to. At the beginning I found it very difficult to swirl the wine with the Burgundy. But once you get used to them, there is no looking back.

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