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N.V. Cellar Cal Menescal Tarragona vermouth

  • N.V. Cellar Cal Menescal Tarragona Vermouth – Spain, Catalunya, Tarragona (10/5/2006)
    Pours a deep brownish red with a medium intensity. The nose is intense and intoxicating inviting you to inhale deeply it reminds me of some bitter Italian after dinner treats that I’ve had in the past. Light wood notes come in and you get the feeling that there is some dried fruits floating around in there though hesitant to show their faces through the weedy underbrush. In the mouth first a strong rush of sweet that becomes well balanced as you finish where you get a touch of bitter herb and a strong acidity that refreshes the mouth. I know I love vermouth and might not be un-biased, but this thing rocks with rich dried fruit flavors, raisins, and then the herbs, rosemary(light), anise, thyme, rue and more. Cherries and rich grape reductions make up the balance. Tasty treat!
    4 grape