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Cinzano

Cinzano
Extra Dry Vermouth

Category: Vermouth Dry

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 18%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$8
Best Buy
2022 Best Vermouth Dry

Cinzano
Extra Dry Vermouth

Category: Vermouth Dry

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 18%
Opaque slivery straw color. Aromas and flavors of golden raisins, cantaloupe and green apple, sage, thyme, parsley, oregano, and mint, and under ripe peach with a satiny, crisp, dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, complex, medium-length finish with accents of dried white flowers and potpourri, bitter herbs, green apple, and pear, dried and cured meats, grapefruit pith, and umami and parmesan cheese rind. A premium dry Vermouth that can stand alone or play well in cocktails; an excellent example of what you need it to be.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Fruity, Spicy, Herbal & Bitter
Aroma Aroma: golden raisins, cantaloupe and green apple, sage, thyme, parsley, oregano, and mint, and under ripe peach
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of dried white flowers and potpourri, bitter herbs, green apple, and pear, dried and cured meats, grapefruit pith, and umami and parmesan cheese rind
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails and neat
Cocktail Cocktails: Amaretto Sour, Pimm's Cup
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A premium dry Vermouth that can stand alone or play well in cocktails; an excellent example of what you need it to be.

The Importer

Campari America

The Importer
1114 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036
USA
1 212-207-4350

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