Opal Nera 'The Original' liqueur

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Product Information

Barcode UPC: 0 89540 33617 6
Bottle Size: 700 ml
Closure: Screw / Stelvin cap

Barcode UPC: 8 003405 001896
Bottle Size: 700 ml

More about Opal Nera liqueur

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alc./vol: 38%

Proof: 76°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: Unaged

Product of: Product of Italy Italy

Opal Nera's distinctive colour comes from the infusion of one of its key ingredients, the purple-black skins of the elderberries.
In 1989 Alessandro Francoli was on his honeymoon in America, where he took time to present his company's traditional Italian grappa and sambucas to a potential buyer. He noticed the interest the buyer showed in a coffee sambuca. This dark sambuca set Alessandro, a trained chemist, thinking. On his return home he experimented with different flavours combined with traditional sambuca and created this black coloured version with a hint of lemon. The inspiration for the colour came from the rich purple-black colour of the elderberries, the key ingredient of all Sambucas, and the colour inspired the suitably dark name.

Review and Tasting


Sampled on 17/08/2014

Appearance:

Clear, deep purple black with ruby tones.

Aroma:

Aniseed and liquorice with white pepper and faint berry scents.

Taste:

Syrupy sweet but balanced with assertive aniseed, liquorice and peppery spirity spice with elderberry and lemon zest.

Aftertaste:

Big aniseed, liquorice finish with zesty citrus and cracked black pepper.

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