J Agric Food Chem 2021 Apr 8;69(15):4509-4517. Epub 2021 Apr 8.
Unité de recherche OEnologie, EA 4577, USC 1366 INRAE, ISVV, Univ. Bordeaux, 33882 Villenave d'Ornon cedex, France.
The aim of this study was to improve our knowledge on the chemical markers of Cognac aromas. We report results concerning the distribution and sensorial impact of 3-methyl-2,4-nonanedione (MND), a well-known compound in aged red wine, reminiscent of anise or "dried fruit", according to its concentration. We assayed first this diketone (solid-phase microextraction (SPME)-gas chromatography (GC)/mass spectrometry (MS), chemical ionization (CI)) in many Cognac samples followed by grappa, brandy, rum, whisky, vodka, and fruit spirits, and concentrations ranged from traces to 11. Read More