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Bordeaux glass

Designation for a large-volume, bulbous red wine glass whose goblet tapers towards the top in order to better retain the fragrances(aroma substances) in the glass and not to let them escape too quickly. The unfolding of the fragrances is supported by the wide surface mirror and the volume of the chimney (space between the surface and the edge of the glass). Therefore, the wine should be poured (as with all wine glasses) at most up to the height of the largest goblet circumference. It is particularly suitable for red wines with a high alcohol content and tannin emphasis; naturally not only from Bordeaux. The Burgundy glass is quite similar, but much more bulbous and with a less high chalice (chimney). It is particularly suitable for aromatic, fruit-laden wines. See also under wine glasses, wine vessels, wine enjoyment and wine with food.

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