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Staff Pick

Lustau Red Vermut

Item # 36683 750mL
$19.96/ Single Bottle
$239.52/ Case of 12

Tasting Notes

The master's at this world class bodega, already world renowned for their fortified wines, have focused their skills on one of the world's oldest fortified drinks with this vermouth. Made from a base of Pedro Ximenez and Amontillado sherries, each aged for 10 years in solera, are blended with infusions of wormwood, gentian, coriander, and orange peel among other botanicals. Like walking a tight rope, the wine is balanced and direct while the well defined flavors hang at the precipice without ever falling over. A must have for vermouth lovers and a excellent addition to the category all around.

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Staff Pick Notes

This gem of a sweet (red) vermouth comes to us from Lustau--a sherry house of old standing and great renown. It uses a blend of Pedro Ximenez and Amontillado sherries as its base. The age and care that goes into these base wines results in a deep and complex vermouth that shines on its own or in cocktails. Herein you'll find notes of golden and dark raisins, rich red and brown spices, caramel, and roasted nuts with a dry, saline finish. Serve on the rocks, with an orange slice or lemon peel, as an elegant aperitif alongside anchovy-stuffed olives and jamon iberico, or pair with your favorite spicy rye whiskey for an elevated Manhattan.

- CP

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