Wonderful. As murky as pond water! Smoky, alluring, hypnotizing. Occasionally this runs out and we have to wait patiently while the family makes more! From the distiller:
From the Varnelli’s long herbal experience This intriguing amaro is obtained from a concoction of herbs, roots and barks which are prepared over a wood fire. Only pure honey is used to sweeten this blend. To the Eye Tobacco color with brick red shades, opaque, expressive. To the Nose It offers aromas of nearly stewed ripe fruit and sultana, with scents of gentian, rhubarb, sandalwood and honey. On the Palate Dry, bitter, warm. Its tannic structure is powerful: somewhat drying to the palate, it is countered by intense salivation at the side walls of the mouth. Hard notes due to acids and tannins are dominant. Intense aroma of spices, rhubarb, sandalwood.