Intense, refined Riserva 18 is an outstanding blend of spirits aged for a minimum of 18 years in precious oak barriques and then finished in barrels that have been used to make the prestigious Italian red wine, Amarone della Valpolicella.
Riserva 18 is an extraordinarily sophisticated sipping wine distillate, , an expert blend of spirits aged for a minimum of 18 years. It represents the essential synthesis of the unique Vecchia Romagna method. Its intense aromatic profile is the result of ageing in French oak barriques and large Slavonian oak casks, followed by refinement in barrels used to age Amarone della Valpolicella, a prestigious Italian red wine. The process defines its structure and roundness, adding intense, persistent notes.
COLOUR: An extremely bright, warm amber containing hints of mahogany and gold.
NOSE: Spicy notes and tobacco leaf blend with ethereal hints of dried fruit and bold notes of walnut and fig. It is easy to recognise the wine from which the brandy is made, expressed in notes recalling sherry, port and marsala.
PALATE: Smooth, intense, persistent. Yellow candied fruit blends with fruit preserved in spirits and spicy notes of cinnamon, pimento and cloves. The complex notes of walnut leaf and newly dried tobacco leaf stand out, as well as coffee and fortified wines such as madeira. Finishing in barrels used in the making of Italy’s classic Amarone della Valpolicella wine adds a winy, tannic touch underlining the spirit’s structure and balance.
Best tasted neat to fully enjoy all its complexity and sensory qualities.