- 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
96 pts. Beverage Testing Institute: January 20, 1999
Deep yellow-straw hue. Pungent, hedonistic hazelnut and vanilla aromas. A lush attack leads to a medium-bodied and flavorful palate with mild sweetness. Very well balanced. Flavorful, lengthy finish. Exotic, pure and intense.
93 pts. Beverage Testing Institute: November 1, 2003
Pale golden amber with an a orangish hue. Robust, roasted nut, and mocha aromas. A round, satiny entry leads to a lightly sweet light-to medium-bodied palate with sugar-coated hazelnut, mocha nut fudge, delicate brown spices, and subtle fruitiness. Finishes with a very smooth, delicate fade fade of nuts and frosting. Brilliantly refined with delicate natural roasted nut and spice flavors. A benchmark liqueur.
91 pts.Wine Enthusiast: October, 2012
Part of the classic liqueur canon, this rich, sweet hazelnut cordial is instantly recognizable. Whether mixed into coffee, whiskey or creamy cocktails, this light-gold liqueur is as addictively sippable as ever.
90–95 pts.Wine Enthusiast: November 1, 2008
The nosing passes find buttery aromas of toasted hazelnuts and peanuts. Entry is sweet and borderline syrupy, but the opening taste is incredibly toasty, nutty, slightly smoky, fruity and delicious; the midpalate is long, silky, textured and nutty sweet. Delicious.
90–95 pts.Wine Enthusiast: December 15, 2002
Luminous, golden nectar-like hue. Smells of nut meat and nut butter with equal parts of dried herbs. Creamy tastes of hazelnut and butter are featured at midpalate. Finish showcases hazelnut. Classy, focused and delectable.
Santé: October, 2000
Chopped, fresh roasted hazelnuts and lemon peel aromas reminiscent of peanut brittle. Beautiful texture, with moderately sweet hazelnut and Brazil nut flavors; finishes smooth and full of nutty flavors. Excellent product.
F. Paul Pacult’s Spirit Journal: December 1, 2007
Amber/burnished gold color; ideal clarity. Smells immediately of toasted hazelnut and peanut, with a slightly salty background scent; after another seven minutes in the glass, the aroma turns toastier and more buttery and nutty; an immediately identifiable bouquet. Entry is very sweet and borderline syrupy, but oh, that incredible toasted nut, slightly smoky, and altogether fruity opening taste salvo; the midpalate is long, silky, textured, and nutty sweet. Delicious from stem to stern. Highly Recommended.