Amaro Punico 750ml
Inspired by Marsala, Amaro Punico is named in homage to the city's ancient seafaring origins, and the very important naval base on Punic island. This sweet amaro entices with a nose of sweet Sicilian citrus, fresh thyme, oregano and cinnamon. The silken palate introduces sarsaparilla, figs, cola, mace and candied anise, with eucalyptus and marmalade ringing on the finish. The blend includes yellow gentian, oregano, cinnamon, lemon, coriadolo (cilantro), cloves, basil, peppermint and bitter orange. At 30 percent alcohol, this makes for a lovely sipping amaro post dinner, perhaps with a cube of ice.
Score: 92 points -- Treve Ring, gismondionwine.com, 2016