Full Review

Padro & Co.

Padro & Co.
Reserva Especial Sweet Vermouth

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Vermouth Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 18% RS: 36%
95 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$35
2018 Best Vermouth Red

Padro & Co.
Reserva Especial Sweet Vermouth

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Vermouth Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 18% RS: 36%
Dark brown color. Complex aromas and flavors of fennel, leather, cacao nibs, cola, fig, espresso beans, dried cherry, candied pecan, and nougat with a round, vibrant, moderately sweet medium body and an effortless, complex, long finish with touches of honey on tangerines, quinine, dried apple, cassia, nutmeg, lavender, and gentian finish. A poignant and complex, old-world vermouth for stellar manhattans; thoroughly enjoyable on rocks and in spritzes.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: fennel, leather, cacao nibs, cola, fig, espresso beans, dried cherry, candied pecan, and nougat
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with touches of honey on tangerines, quinine, dried apple, cassia, nutmeg, lavender, and gentian
Sweetness Sweetness: Moderately Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails and on the rocks
Recipes Pairing: Ribs, Beef Teriyaki, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A poignant and complex, old-world vermouth for stellar manhattans; thoroughly enjoyable on rocks and in spritzes.

The Importer

Preiss Imports

The Importer
432 Maple Street, Suite 4
Ramona, CA 92065
USA
1 760-789-9000

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Vermouth Red

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Serve in a Copita
Vermouth is an aromatized, fortified wine flavored with certain spices and herbs, including tree barks, seeds and flowers.

Historically there were two main vermouth styles, a sweet Italian vermouth and a drier, lighter French vermouth. Today many styles of dry and sweet, red and white vermouths are made in many regions of the world. More and more diversity in style is seen with the success of new-world, craft vermouths entering the market. Enjoy these wines on the rocks, with soda, or in your favorite classic cocktails like a Manhattan, Martini, or Negroni.