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Nardini Aquavite Riserva Grappa (700ml)

Bassano, Vicenza, ITALY
$120. 00
$1440.00 Dozen
ABV: 50%

A grape pomace grappa from the large Nardini firm. This is Italy's best-selling premium grappa. The Riserva is aged for a minimum of three years in Slavonian oak barrels. Staff who tasted the Nardini Grappas side by side generally had a preference for this one, despite the slightly lower point score due to the subdued aromatics.

Tasting note: Pale gold / straw colour. Aromas offer subdued green olive, black peppercorn and saffron notes. Minutes later the aromas haven’t budged or intensified with the exception of some dried apricot emerging and a gentle spirit prickle. Entry is very soft, off dry, resiny and with a spicy, warm backbone developing sweet raisin and spicy green olive flavours at mid palate. Finishes pleasantly pine wood like, fresh, dry; a little short with a gentle spiciness persisting. Very well balanced at this high ABV. 50% Alc./Vol.