Aged: No age statement
Product of: Italy
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Best appreciated over ice with an orange slice and/or an orange zest twist.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 08/03/2019
(sample bottle No. 774) Clear, deep tawny red.
Pungent wormwood, nutmeg, oak, cola, clove, red wine and cream-of-soda.
Full-bodied wine and rich fruitiness with assertive bitter wormwood, warming Christmassy clove and nutmeg spice, and light vanilla.
Long, dry spicy finish with lingering wormwood bitterness.
Based on a full-bodied wine, this is huge vermouth with its bitter wormwood and forceful spice that dry to the extent that this is much more than a mere "sweet vermouth." Some will find the pronounced wormwood notes too dominant.