Category: Liquorice liqueurs
Product of: Italy
This liquorice liqueur is made by the Pollio family at their farm in the heart of Italy's Sorrento peninsula. It is made by cold infusing liquorice from Calabria, flavouring with spices and sweetening with sugar and caramelised sugar. It is bottled unfiltered so should be shaken prior to opening.
Sampled on 06/11/2011
Thick black and oil-like in appearance with brown edges.
Liquorice and burnt liquorice nose with subtle smoky and burning sugar aromas and a touch of meatiness, lemon zest and aniseed.
Powerfully liquorice flavoured palate which obviously has a lot of sugar yet is balanced by bitter tannins, woodiness and bitter burnt coffee flavours.
Long liquorice finish which starts lightly smoked and fades to be pure liquorice.
Closure: Synthetic stopper