Written on: 14/02/2011
Well, Cognac is the type of brandy that it is, signifying its geographical source, in the same way that Armagnac is a brandy from further south and Janneau is one brand of Armagnac like Courvoisier and Martell are brands of Cognac. So: generic - brandy, source - Cognac, brand or make - Courvoisier.
Courvoisier, to my palate is sweeter, hence tastes "fuller" but I prefer the relatively dryer Martell. But try Remy Martin or Hine: they are both elegant (and sometimes more pricey)... (read more)
Written on: 25/12/2007
Courvoisier V.S. isn't a brandy, it's a cognac! It's in the same fortified wine class as brandy, but it is fortified longer turning it to a cognac. (read more)
Written on: 22/03/2007 by Jason E (33 reviews written)
I am usually torn between Courvoisier and Martell as although different they are both good Brandy's and usually priced very similar too.
My choice depends on my mood.
If I am feeling a little more extravagant I buy Courvoisier.
This probably reflects the difference in flavour too.
Courvoisier in my opinion (bearing in mind I am no expert) has a richer more powerful flavour, where as Martell is classy and smooth.
If you enjoy a nice glass of brandy, warmed over a cup of hot water, I think... (read more)
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