Ventura Limoncello

The Data

Category   Liqueur

Sub-Category   Limoncello

Origin   California

Retail Price   $28

ABV   29%

In the Glass

Appearance

Brilliant, crystal clear.

Aromatics

The nose is filled with the vibrant scents of freshly juiced lemons with a healthy dose of fresh lemon zest and lemon drop candy.

Flavor

The palate echoes the nose delivering rich and concentrated lemon flavors with a bigger dose of peppery lemon zest that veers towards white pepper that builds on the finish.

Intensity & Texture

This is definitely on the intense end of scale for Limoncello as the tart and pepper zest notes are not entirely enveloped in sugar.

Cool Factor

A

I've always had a soft spot for Limoncello and I love it when it's fresh and tastes of the fruit as so many examples are clearly manufactured.

Value Grade

B

This is not your bargain Limoncello but artisanal US spirits are are not competing in the market. At just under $30 for a 750ml served an ounce at a time you will get a lot of joy from this bottle.

Analysis

This is a fresh and unique take on Limoncello as there is an effort to accentuate zest and dare I say pithy flavors from the lemon, as well the sweetened juice. It's clearly a natural product that satisfies your desire for both sweet and tart.

How to Enjoy

It's near just as good as an aperitif with its zesty notes but I still find this best served after dinner. Serve cold as it tames the zest and elongates the lush, silky texture.

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