Aged: No age statement
Product of: Italy
Distilled in steam heated alembic copper stills using full-bodied red wines from grape varieties including Merlot, Cabernet and Refosco, from Italy's Fruili wine region. After distillation the eau-de-vie is aged in Slavonian oak barrels in Tosolini's underground cellars.
Vecchio 800 is presented in a vintage looking decanter bottle held in a wooden case with a certificate of ageing showing the vintage year.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 23/11/2015
(sample bottle 1985 vintage) Clear, pale to mid-golden amber.
Very aromatic with buttery floral aromas, cream-of-soda vanilla, tobacco leaf and very mild spice.
Slightly sweet honeyed grape juice, vanilla, honeysuckle and dry spicy buttery oak.
Buttery oak, red grapes, black pepper, drying tannins and long lingering spice.
Wonderfully aromatic with buttery floral notes throughout, rich vanilla is balanced by spicy woody tannins.