Cognac is a strong alcoholicDrink, which is made from grape alcohols for many years in oak barrels. In Russia there are many types of this product, different in quality and price.
Therefore, it is worthwhile to figure out how much good cognac is worth.
The birthplace of cognac
As experts and connoisseurs say, this cognacIs produced in six districts of France: Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne, Borderies, Fins Bois, Bons Bois, Bois Ordinaires. In Russia, such drinks are elite, their price can exceed the threshold of 10,000 rubles. If the buyer has free money, he wants to taste the taste of the drink, which Alexander I, Nicholas II, Napoleon Bonaparte enjoyed, then he should get a similar cognac.
These are the so-called "real" cognacs. The question arises - what is sold on the shelves of regular Russian stores? The fact is that in France, only the name Cognak was recorded, which in Russian sounds like "cognac", but they did not take into account the Cyrillic name of this drink, which untied the hands of Russian producers.
In Russia, the main indicator of the quality of cognacIs the number of years of aging of grape (brandy) alcohol in oak barrels. The minimum aging time is 3 years. Such cognacs can cost up to 300 rubles. The quality is appropriate - the drink is not very easy to drink, in the mouth can be a burning sensation. Therefore, the producers go for a trick and add sugar color to the drink, giving a rich brown color. A similar effect can be achieved by adding burnt sugar.
The best quality is cognac, forThe manufacture of which used cognac alcohol with a five-year exposure. It is during this time that the wood of oak gives its deep tart aroma to alcohol, which in combination with alcohols gives a sweetish taste of good cognac. The price of this drink can range from 500 rubles per bottle in volume of 0.7 liters.
In the Soviet Union the standard of quality was consideredJust such cognac. This was due to the fact that in the manufacture of cognac spirits, mountain, crystal-clear water was used, which in combination with the wood of centuries-old oaks gave a delicious aroma and taste of the drink. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia was flooded with counterfeit products, which could lead to severe food poisoning or death. Therefore, if the buyer has a desire to try this brandy, it is better to get ready to go to Dagestan and try their cognac directly at the factory, since the lion's share of such products is created for domestic consumption. The price for 1 liter will be from 200 to 600 rubles, depending on the age of aging alcohol.