August 2022 - Aperitifs & Digestivos

August 2022 - Aperitifs & Digestivos
This month's Spirits feature is Aperitifs & Digestivos

Aperitifs & Digestivos Reviews

La Quintinye Vermouth Royal Rouge
94 points
$24
Best Buy
Dark bronze color. Aromas and flavors of sassafras, dark chocolate, herbal barks, and sage and bay leaves with a supple, tangy, fruity medium-to-full body and a seamless, interesting, medium-long finish with overtones of roasted fruits and citrus, prunes, and spiced melon. A nicely poised Vermouth well suited for a cocktail or sipping on the rocks.
94 points $24 Best Buy
Enrico Toro Genziana 72 Bitter Liqueur
94 points
$46
Light gold color. Aromas and flavors of orange peel, grapefruit, jasmine, and dried flowers with a round, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a silky, nuanced, medium-long finish revealing accents of chamomile tea, macerated walnut, and anise. A pleasant sipper with zesty citrus that will be the perfect refresher after a heavy meal; a good bitter for people new to the category.
La Quintinye Vermouth Royal Extra Dry
91 points
$24
Best Buy
Clear straw color. Fruity, complex aromas of apricot jam, orange peel and yuzu, sage and white tea, and olive brine with a silky, bright, dry thin body and a smooth, brisk lemon peel, golden raisin and apple, jasmine teas, sage, thyme, yuzu, and rose water finish. A bright and lemony aperitif wine with just the right amount of bitterness; grab this for your next Martini or serve chilled over ice.
91 points $24 Best Buy
Padro & Co. Blanco Reserva Vermouth Blanc
89 points
$31
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of wormwood, sage, thyme, ramps, orange peel, and chamomile with a silky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an effortless, complex, medium-length finish revealing accents of italian herb garden on fresh baked focaccia, jasmine, sweet basil, tropical fruit pudding, and wild flower honey. Beautiful apéritif to be sipped alone on ice that expresses layers of delicious green herbs with enough body to mix and make a delightful martini.
La Quintinye Vermouth Royal Blanc
88 points
$24
Slivery straw color. Aromas and flavors of sweet lemon, pear, and apricot, thyme and sage, genetian root and sweet basil, jasmine, elderflower, and and mint with a round, crisp, fruity medium body and a seamless, complex, medium-long finish with accents of yellow apple, honeysuckle and candied lemon, dried apricot, white peach, lemon balm, violet, and honeysuckle. Fruity, floral, and herbaceous this would make for a lovely apéritif on its own or a great compliment to gin in long drinks, but too sweet for a martini application.
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