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Am I crazy to get a sherried flavor from some Cognac?


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Am I crazy to get a sherried flavor from some Cognac?

ncyankee101 | Feb 26, 2011 12:07 AM

I am new to Cognac and had my first VSOP yesterday - Remy Martin. I thought it was very similar to a couple of sherried Scotches I am quite familiar with - Macallan 12 and Balvenie Doublewood.

I can't seem to find any references that mention sherry cask aging or flavor in connection with Cognac, so I am wondering if I am totally off base here? Or is there some other similarity in the flavor profile or aging process that is causing me to get this? (I didn't get this in the VS version at all.)

I can't really do a side-by-side comparison as I have no Macallan at this time and I fear my Balvenie has become oxidized, as the nose seems way off, and my palate needs time to recover before I can really judge it accurately.

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