Aged: 6 months
Product of: Italy
This aperitif can be categorised as an aromatized wine and or an amaro – it is both. It is also believed to contain wormwood, in which case it can also be considered a vermouth. However, its foremost character is as an amaro – hence both our categorisation and its positioning in most liquor stores.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 26/09/2019
Clear, mid-deep amber with bronze glints.
Intense, herbal, complex and mildly spiced with whiffs of wormwood, pine, liquorice, ginger and walnut.
Rich sherry notes are perfectly balanced by bitter herbal complexity. Hints of quince, bitter almond and quinine.
Long quinine, lightly spicy and bitter herbal finish with faint tobacco notes.
Reminiscent of sweet vermouth, amaro and oloroso sherry combined with a slight oxidised madeira and quinine tonic note. Wonderfully complex and quaffable.