Aged: No age statement
Product of: Italy
This very limited Averna Amaro edition celebrates Don Salvatore who founded the Averna brand in 1868 – so fittingly only 1868 bottles were produced and these have been hand-distributed to friends of the brand rather than being for general sale.
This Edizione Riserva is flavoured with the same 60 different herbs, roots and fruit peels used in Averna Amaro Siciliano but with a much longer maturation period of 21 months. The bottling strength is also significantly higher at 34% alc./vol..
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 10/03/2017
(sample bottle No. 1339, batch AP052013) Clear, deep tawny brown with red tints.
Rooty, earthy, woody and herbal with red wine, red berry and Christmassy spice.
Liquorice, lightly smoky oak, charcoal/coal dust and red wine with red berries, dark chocolate, vanilla, lavender and mild Christmassy spice.
Smoky, rooty liquorice and spicy oak with rich berry fruit and tannic red wine.
Incredibly complex, dry, bitter and yet rich. Rooty, bitter, herbal and smoky with wine and berry fruit.
Bottle Size: 700 ml
Closure: Screw / Stelvin cap