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Category: Dry Vermouths
Product of: Italy
Martini Riserva Speciale is a new style of Vermouth di Torino with two complementary expressions, Rubino and Ambrato, named after their colour ‘ruby’ and ‘amber’. This follows traditional Martini convention: think Martini Rosso (red) and Martini Rosato (literally pinkish). Read more
Sampled on 10/06/2015
Clear, deep golden amber.
Pungent wormwood with incredible herbal complexity, honey, honeysuckle, floral notes, very faint freshly cracked black pepper and clove. Ripe peach skin and overripe banana emerge with time.
Bitter wormwood balanced by honeyed sweetness with layers of complexity. Zesty citrus, green herbal notes, ripe white orchard fruit white flower blossom. Faint ripe strawberry dusted with black pepper and white flower blossom. Woody bitterness is balanced and cleansing.
Very long finish with pronounced floral notes - elderflower and honeysuckle. Refreshing zesty citrus and hints of tongue tingling black pepper, although the finish could not be described as being spicy.
A dry, floral and honeyed vermouth with intense flavours.
Closure: Screw / Stelvin cap