Carpano 'Antica Formula 1786' Vermouth, Italy (1L)
Antica Formula is the #1 ultra-premium vermouth and has a 234-year legacy that dates back to the creation of the first vermouth. With a beautiful vanilla-forward nose and aroma, Antica Formula is a bartender’s go-to vermouth for luxury cocktails and is even hailed as “The King of Vermouth” by master mixologists. Antica Formula is based off the original recipe crafted by Antonio Benedetto Carpano in 1786 in Turin, Italy. History notes that the inventing of modern "vermouth" was traced to Carpano, who labored for years in his workshop blending, muddling, macerating and steeping various combinations of herbs until he ?nally found the formula that satis?ed him and his loyal customers.The 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.
Antica Formula is a versatile product and can be added into a classic cocktail such as a Manhattan or a Negroni, or it can be enjoyed in a lighter drink like a spritz.
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.
- Wine Enthusiast, 95 pts.
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