Luxardo Cherry 'Sangue Morlacco'
Luxardo Cherry 'Sangue Morlacco'

Luxardo Sangue Morlacco Cherry Liqueur

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alc./vol: 30%

Proof: 60°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: 2 years

Product of: Product of Italy Italy

Made from Marasca cherry juice, we are told this liqueur was named 'Sangue Morlacco' (Morlacco's Blood) by WWI Italian poet and soldier, Gabriele d'Annunzio, in honour of the Morlaccos, fierce warriors of Dalmatia who fought for the Republic of Venice and defended their homeland against the Turks.

Marasca is a sour cherry variety and the Luxardo family have 20,000 Marasca cherry trees in their orchards in Torreglia (Padova), Italy. This liqueur benefits from two years maturation in oak vats and is an intensely flavoured alternative to cherry brandy.

Review and Tasting

Sampled on 29/08/2016


Clear, deep burgundy red.


Pungent, freshly squeezed cherry juice with faint white pepper and marzipan.


Intense, thick and syrupy with sweetness partially offset by fruit tartness. Very strongly flavoured – concentrated cherry juice and cherry jam with black pepper spice.


Cherry jam and amaretto with lingering cracked black pepper spice.


Very rich and and intensely cherry fruit flavoured. Cherry brandy on steroids (although we are assured its all natural fruit - just lots of it.)

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Girolamo Luxardo SpA

Status: Operational
Established: 1821
Visitor Policy: Not generally accessible
Tel: +39 (0)49 99 34 811
Website: Girolamo Luxardo SpA
Address: Via Romana 42, Torreglia, Padova, 35038
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