Perfume: typical of marasca distillate, with an excellent intense aroma, fine and well amalgamated, without any aggressive note.
Taste: smooth but sharp, a sweet liqueur unusual for the punch of the distillate, which can be clearly perceived in spite of the moderate alcohol content. A rounded taste and a surprisingly persistent aroma.
Wine Enthusiast 91 points - The nose is an unexpected, complex melange of aromas ranging from dried cherries to toasted nuts, cardamom, stone fruit pits, and pretty floral notes. The palate is delicate and balanced while generous.
The bouquet is lovely, balanced, properly astringent, ripe and juicy with scents of cherry stone and cherry juice. The palate entry is decadently sweet and textured with vibrant tastes of cherry compote and cherry preserves at midpalate. The finish is svelte, moderately syrupy and downright delicious. An outstanding liqueur: use it in an Aviation Cocktail.
— P.P. (12/1/2007) — 90-95
Dry and peppery, with hints of pistachio in the aromas, this liqueur has a big buttery body and a palate that bursts with flavor-nuts, candied violets, sweet butter, and rock candy are all there, and nicely balanced with a paraffin note. The finish is long and warm. This is a very sophisticated bottling, and an essential ingredient in many cocktails such as the Crusta, a drink made like a sour that calls for maraschino liqueur instead of sugar or simple syrup.