Cinzano Extra Dry
- SP Wine Spectator
- WE Wine Enthusiast
- VN Vinous
- RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
- ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
- OT Other Review Service
- Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
- Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
- * as rated by our staff
87 pts.Wine Enthusiast: December 15, 2000
An almost colorless Vermouth with an appealing sweet, herbal-floral nose. The body is on the light side, and the palate is very wine-like, almost grapey, with some very faint notes that show better in the dry finish.
85–89 pts.Wine Enthusiast: December 31, 2002
Pale straw color. Nose is vibrant and brimming with off-dry, slightly candied and metallic scents of pine tar and damp vegetation. On the palate, it’s clean and keenly off-dry. Aftertaste smacks of roots and tree bark. Round, carefree and beguiling.
85–89 pts.Wine Enthusiast: December 31, 2007
Fresh, dry, fabric-like and yeasty scents emerge from the glass. The palate entry is fresh, sinewy, lean and mineral-like; the flavor becomes even more dry and minerally at midpalate. Squeaky dry and utterly refreshing.
F. Paul Pacult’s Spirit Journal: June 1, 2007
The appearance is riverstone/silver and bright; perfect clarity. The initial nosing passes pick up yeasty/doughy scents that are fresh, fabric-like, and dry; following further aeration not very much happens on the aroma side of the ledger. The palate entry is fresh, sinewy, lean, and acutely mineral-like; at the midpalate stage, the flavor profile accelerates on the desert dry front, becoming even dried and more minerally. Squeaky dry and utterly refreshing.