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Product of: France
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Pronounced ‘BeerR’, this is an aromatised wine-based apéritif made of red wine, mistelle, and quinine. Byrrh is best appreciated served over ice with a slice of lemon or orange. Or served long with soda water and a slice of lemon peel or orange.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 12/04/2015
Clear, burgundy red with ruby glints.
Ripe blueberries, raspberries, prunes and red wine with dried cranberries, juicy red bell pepper, quinine and paprika spice.
Light-bodied yet rich with comforting red wine, underlying spicy, rooty, earthy bitterness and hints of liquorice, burnt coffee and bitter chocolate.
Red pepper corn spice and quinine bitterness builds through the fruity finish, balancing and preventing this moderately rich aperitif becoming cloying.
Rich wine and red berry fruitiness with delicate underlying herbal complexity.