Carpano Punt e Mes Vermouth (750ml)

SKU #660020 93 points Wine Enthusiast

 This aroma of this sweet vermouth suggests dark berries and savory spices. The first sip is sweet, rich and plummy, with flickers of juicy orange. The long finish is shored up with baking spice and dried thyme. Recommended for cocktails.  (4/2014)

K&L Notes

Punt e Mes is an Italian vermouth which is dark brown in color and has a bitter flavor. "Punt e mes" literally means "point and a half" in Piedmontese and owes its name to a sudden raise of the stock market (naturally, of a point and a half) which greatly benefited the Carpano distilleries, which then created the vermouth brand to commemorate the occasion.

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Staff Image By: David Othenin-Girard | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/31/2017 | Send Email
Punt E Mes has been a go to choice for cocktailing at my house for years. When you're a bit tired of the ultra richness of Antica formula, fall back on the lovely and structured Punt E to clear you right up. It does wonders for drying up a bourbon Manhattan, but it also sings in Spritzs and Negronis. The nose is vinous and spicy with herbal sweet earthiness. The palate is somewhat tannic with a strong quinine element. The finish softens up and releases you from its bitter grasp with soft sweet ending. A great change up from the standard red vermouths.

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Other Distilled Spirits

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Italy

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