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Carpano Punt E Mes
Dessert & Fortified Wine /16% ABV / Italy
Dessert - Fruit, Cured Meats
Carpano Punt e Mes is a pleasantly bitter, slightly sweet, and utterly delightful red vermouth; this baby brother of Carpano Formula Antica is vermouth as it should be. The formula was developed in 1870 in Antonino Carpano's bar in Piedmont, and the distinctive 15-herb recipe is still a family secret. You'll enjoy it straight up or in a wide variety of classic cocktails.View all products by CarpanoCalifornia Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING
Lex L.Verified BuyerApr 7 2021Verified Buyer SusanVerified BuyerFeb 7 2021Verified Buyer
Bought this because it was a staff pick. Very smooth, excellent sweet vermouth for a perfect Manhattan
Michael T.Verified BuyerDec 24 2020Verified Buyer
Substituted it with Noilly Prat vermouth without notifying me first
OliverVerified BuyerApr 27 2020Verified Buyer
allisonVerified BuyerSep 7 2018Verified Buyer
JakeVerified BuyerApr 11 2018Verified Buyer
It isn't overly sweet like sweet vermouth, and isn't super astringent like dry vermouth. It is the only vermouth I've found tastes good straight, and serves as a non-dominant mixer that adds a thicker mouthfeel to cocktails.
Nina L.Verified BuyerApr 28 2016Verified Buyer
Not your mother's sweet vermouth by any means. A richer, more potent spirit. Definitely sends my Bourbon Manhattan into a new, more complex experience. Well worth trying as long as you're not expecting sweet, with a capital S, vermouth. Give it a try, you'll be glad you did.
Carpano Punt e Mes is an Italian vermouth with fresh aromas of citrus fruits. The color extends from golden red to dark vermilion and carries topaz tones. This aperitif is an essential ingredient in several popular blends.
Punt e Mes vermouth displays shades of dark dahlia. It bears traces of herbs and delivers bitter notes on the palate that are characteristic of quina. Usually enjoyed with a sliver of orange or lemon rind, it's one of the base spirits for cocktails. For example, Milano Torino uses this drink as the base with additional bitters, fruit peel and ice. It begins as a sweet vermouth flavor followed by traces of bitterness and ends with a sugary finish.
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