Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur 750ml (Previously $32)

SKU #1045577 90-95 points Wine Enthusiast

 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.  (12/ 2007)

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From Esquire Magazine: "For every great new bar popping up that knows how to turn out a life-changing cocktail, there are two or three that look like they do but don't. There's one sure way of telling them apart: Look for the Luxardo. The tall, straw-covered green bottle has a way of standing out, and if the bar cares about its cocktails, it will be prominently displayed. Not because Luxardo's maraschino liqueur is one of the world's great spirits, a complex, funky distillation of sour cherries that can kick a cocktail into overdrive. And not because the Aviation--in which it's paired with lemon juice and gin--is a classic. But because in recent years, this combination has made Luxardo such an object of cult worship among mixologists that its presence is as good as a sign saying, EXCELLENT DRINKS MADE HERE." (David Wondrich, 09/07)

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By: Jeremy Bohrer |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 5/30/2012  | Send Email
Maraschino (pronounced marr-?-SKEE-noe - an ode to our Italian buyer Greg who corrects our Italian whenever possible) is a cherry liqueur made from the Marasca cherry. So good. They leave the cherry pits in with the fruit, which adds an awesome almond-like flavor. Use this in cocktails, over fruit or even ice cream.

By: David Driscoll |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 7/1/2009  | Send Email
I've heard from a few bartenders that the sign of a quality bar is a bottle of Luxardo sitting on the shelf behind it. It is considered a signal that the bartenders there are committed to using quality ingredients in their libations. It is the only maraschino liqueur that you should ever use and is the ultimate addition to a plate of fresh fruit.

 By: Greg S. |  Review Date: 9/16/2013 
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Luxardo Maraschino is a key ingredient in a handful of classic cocktails but I've always had mixed feelings about it. The tiniest amount can make a cocktail pop but a little more adds a cloying cherry/almond flavor I dislike.

I recently tasted the Luxardo and Leopold's side by side and I found the Leopold's to be superior. The Luxardo is much more syrupy and sweet whereas the Leopold's has a nice balanced sweetness to it. I could even imagine enjoying the Leopold's on it's own. I've been happy to substitute the Leopold's in my personal bar and have noticed at least one craft cocktail bar in SF doing the same.

Leopold Maraschino: http://www.klwines.com/detail.asp?sku=1073147

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Varietal:

Cordial

Country:

Italy

- Once named Enotria for its abundant vineyards, Italy (thanks to the ancient Greeks and Romans) has had an enormous impact on the wine world. From the shores of Italy, the Romans brought grapes and their winemaking techniques to North Africa, Spain and Portugal, Germany, France, the Danube Valley, the Middle East and even England. Modern Italy, which didn't actually exist as a country until the 1870s, once produced mainly simple, everyday wine. It wasn't until the 1970s that Italy began the change toward quality. The 1980s showed incredible efforts and a lot of experimentation. The 1990s marked the real jump in consistent quality, including excellence in many Region that had been indistinct for ages. The entire Italian peninsula is seeing a winemaking revolution and is now one of the most exciting wine Region in the world. For our entire Italian wine selection, click here. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of Italy.
Alcohol Content (%): 32