I have a pair of the JR x RB glasses. Perfect for me. Having broken a pair of Zalto Bordeauxs I decided to try the JR as a Universal glass. I really like them and have found I enjoy drinking pretty much everything out of them including Pinot Noir and big reds. They seem to have the right balance of delicacy and robustness.
Interestingly (or perhaps not) i noticed recently there is a quite a lot of variation between the two glasses I have. One seems to be a bit rounder and the other a little deeper - I’m not sure if that’s a great explanation so see photo attached. It doesn’t bother me and I’ve not experimented to see if theres a different experience between the two
We’ve now taken to drinking sparkling wine from these two rather than flutes and personally I think I can taste more of the wine.
I have a pair of Zalto burgundies which I use for red burgundy and they are wonderful in terms of aroma extraction. I’ve had some delicious Aussie Pinot out of the JR glass recently though, I’ve not yet tried to compare the same wine between the two but may do this weekend out of curiosity.
For me the Zalto Bordeaux is a sensational glass but a little too big for my clumsiness. I smashed two trying to pick them up from the floor (yes, I know, why!!!). With the JR glass I can (famous last words) take my glass from the dining table to the sofa without breakage. Drinking white burgundy out of the Zalto Bordeaux is a lovely drinking experience, however my strike rate has meant I can’t be trusted with them.