Wine Enthusiast: 95 Points “This dark, mysterious vermouth is rich, complex and layered, boasting aromas of mint and other herbs, plums and figs, reminscent of Madeira. The rich flavors are hard to pin down: cocoa, red wine, almonds, bitter marmelade, hints of spice and toffee all play across the palate, finishing with a bracing bitter edge. This delectable sweet vermouth would shine in a Manhattan.”
Producer's Notes: Carpano Antica Formula, the Vermouth with a unique, unmistakable taste and rich, multi-layered body, was created by Casa Carpano, the company that invented the Vermouth category in 1786 in Turin, Italy. Antica Formula’s complex, original and inimitable recipe has remained unchanged to this day, thanks to the passion and ability of Fratelli Branca Distillerie to stay faithful to its original recipe.
Carpano Antica Formula is hailed as the "King of Vermouth" by master mixologists and was created by the inventor of modern vermouth. Enhance any cocktail with rich, dark notes of licorice, herbs, figs, cocoa and sweet cinnamon. The most recommended vermouth for Manhattans and Negronis. The nose has a strong bouquet of vanilla with spice, citrus and subtle notes of almonds, raisins and cloves. The palate is well rounded with a rich vanilla taste. The finish has bitter orange and date notes with a subtle hint of cocoa beans and saffron.
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