Nardini - Riserva 60Grappa
Riserva 60 is an intensely-flavoured grappa. And if the high alcohol content demands respect, it also accentuates the essential flavours of a majestic taste profile.
While 'Mighty 60' shares the same delicate nose of lemon and apple skins with Nardini's 'Classic' 50% grappa, the oak-ageing makes the effect on the palate surprisingly gentle. Then again, there are firm tobacco and spice notes added to the inherent 'Riserva' taste profile of cinnamon, baked apple and honey.
As with Bianca 60, the finish is extremely long.
Alongside an espresso, a dark cigar and an obligatory iced water, this grappa delivers an experience to be cherished. The cigar being optional of course.