La dématérialisation des titres de mouvement
Le Cognac Cognac aroma wheel
The Cognac Aroma Wheel is the result of 4 days of intensive tasting and discussion by 50 top international sommeliers, Cognac cellar masters together with spirits specialists and writers on wine and spirits from all over the world...
Principal aromatic notes

Over 100 fine and rare Cognacs were tasted by the ‘noses’, using the tulip shaped glass they had elected to be the best for tasting Cognac VSOP and XO in its pure form. Once the resulting 5,000 tasting notes were compiled and analysed, the final list revealed 63 aromas. Of these, the five principle aromas that characterise Cognac were found to be: vanilla, prune, caramel, orange and apricot.
Reinventing the wheel?
The format of the Cognac Aroma Wheel differs from other versions in that it categorises aromas by seasons.

Cognac’s subtle floral notes recall spring, while its headier notes of apricots, citrus and exotic fruit conjure up a warm summer’s day.

Autumn’s ‘mists and mellow fruitfulness’ are reflected in the spicier notes of ginger, liquorice, vanilla and caramel followed by the powerful wintry scents of coffee, tobacco, toast, cedar and sandalwood...

À voir aussi
  • Cognac aromas unveiled
  • The Art of tasting
  • International Cognac Summit 2009