Wednesday, March 30, 2011

(Review) Gambarelli & Davitto (G&D) Sweet Vermouth

Mystique: 1-10 points
Score: 1
Grandma’s secret Stash!

Color: 1-10 points
Score: 6
burnt amber

Scent: 1-10 points
Score: 4
grapey/alcohol

Initial Impression: 1-10 points
Score: 5
hobo wine alright!

Mouthfeel: 1-10 points
Score: 5
thin slight oily

Taste: 1-10 x 4
Score: 24
strong grape flavor / fruity

Raw Score Total: 45 points

Bonus Points:
Value 1-10
Score: 7

Total Score: 52 points

This isn't Campari with a twist. This stuff comes in a half gallon green jug as big as your head for 7 bucks. It's the kind of fortified wine you expect to see empty bottles of lying in alleys where hobos frequent. The surprising part is it doesn't taste bad or smell like fortified wine. It has a strong very sweet grape flavor, and a fruity aroma. You drink it and get a slight oily residue in your mouth, but it mixes well. I wouldn't drink it with club soda and a twist - but in a Manhattan its pretty good. You're definitely not going to beat the price. If it was a chick I'd hit it.

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