Antica Formula Carpano Vermouth

100cl / 16.5%
Antica Formula Carpano Vermouth
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From Carpano, home of the first ever vermouth, this highly sought-after red vermouth is made to an original recipe dating from 1786. Your Manhattans will never be the same again.

Allergen Information

This product may contain the following:
  • sulphur dioxide and sulphites at concentrations of more than 10mg/kg or 10mg/l

Antica Formula Carpano Vermouth Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by Stuart P

    Nose: Rich and deep, with aromas of dark chocolate, dark berries, bitter cherries, almonds and marzipan.

    Palate: Big, rich and concentrated. Raisins, fruit crumble, bitter chocolate and coffee mingle with candied orange peel and spicy oak.

    Finish: Very long lasting, with the rich fruit and spice vying for attention.

  • Tasting Notes by Tim F

    Nose:  Rich and deep, with baked oranges, fruit compote, raspberry, dried mixed peel, oxidised red wine, thick-cut marmalade, marinated cherries, black tea and vanilla and wood tannins from the oak maturation.

    Palate:  Medium-bodied but very characterful, with the aromas from the nose surprisingly intense and long-lasting on the palate.  The orange peel / marmalade, tea and oak flavours seem most prominent but with plenty of other fruit and herby spices behind.

    Finish:  Long and persistent, slightly drying.  Marmalade and bitter orange liqueur.  Very moreish.

    Comment: Easily the most interesting and complex red vermouth we've tried.  Unmistakably Italian, you can tell this is the real thing.

  • Tasting Notes by Simon Difford

    Nose: An initial whiff of peat smoke, freshly cut tree bark, clove and honey is followed by berry fruit and vanilla.

    Palate: The intense, sweet and sour palate is complex with fruity, red berry notes and bitter orange.

    Finish: The finish is tangy and at the same time fresh and cleansing. The dying flavour is zesty orange and stewed dates.


7 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    30 December 2015

    Antica Carpano is fabulous.

  • 5
    16 October 2014

    I have spent years trying to make the best Manhattan imaginable. I've narrowed down the whiskey choices to a couple of bourbons and a couple of ryes - but as for Vermouth, there is only one choice - and that is Giuseppe Carpano Antiqua Formula - nothing else comes even close - including the highly touted Dolin - forget all those other vermouths - this is the best - THE best - the ONLY one you should buy - worth every penny. Mmmmmmm - indescribably delicious!!