Category: Red & bianco aperitivo cordials
Product of: Italy
An orange/red coloured Italian aperitif, created in 1919, and made of an infusion of rhubarb, cinchona (the tree from which quinine comes), gentian and several other herbs. Read more
Sampled on 23/11/2016
Clear, pale orange-crimson red.
Pink grapefruit and orange zest with strawberry jelly.
Hardly bitter at all, more like a zesty orange cordial with faint bitterness. Flavours of zesty orange marmalade and pink grapefruit predominate.
Short finish, zesty orange and grapefruit with strawberry and lingering light bitter rootyness.
As Italian 'red' aperitivo liqueurs go Aperol is on the sweet side. "Poco alcolico" on the label translates as 'low alcohol' - its is, and Aperol is also generally light in style.
Closure: Screw / Stelvin cap