Lustau Vermut Rojo NV (Vermouth)
Traditionally, Vermouths were based on Sherry wine. Lustau combines perfectly aged Amontillado and Pedro Ximenez sherries, and infuses the blend with botanical herbs (gentian, sage, coriander, wormwood, orange). Serve on the rocks, garnished with orange peel-a perfect aperitif with olives, nuts or other snacks. Lustau produces sherries and vermouths of "staggering" quality, says Robert Parker: these are not the murky, musty, sticky brown liquids from a previous generation.
Notes: Sweet aromas of bright fruit are laced with citrus and herbal notes over an alluring wood-smoke background. On the palate, velvety and balanced, with a bitter herb finish and a pleasantly nutty aftertaste.