Emilio Lustau Vermut
- Rated 4.5 stars
- Reviewed by: Treve Ring
- Published on: November 21, 2017
- Last modified: November 21, 2017
Sasparilla, warm marmalade, cedar, toast, walnut and potent gingersnap warmth in this stunning, textural (and very rare) sweet vermouth (aromatized wine, and the first premium one from Lustau). Amontillado and Pedro Ximénez, each aged in their own soleras for 10 years, were macerated with 10 botanicals including before bottling. This traditional recipe incorporates wormwood, gentian, coriander and rich marmalade, textured with dried and frizzed sage to scent the velveteen whole. So balanced and complete, this vermouth doesn't even need an ice cube to be brill (though that could elevate it to another dimension).