Nose: Bitter cranberry, mascerated raspberry and a touch of leather hit the nose first before we are taken on a tour of the spice rack: cardamon, cloves and juniper, rounded off with grated lemon zest.
Palate: The gin arrives on the palate first before the bittersweet tag-team of sweet vermouth and campari burst into the party bringing herbs, dried cranberry and nutmeg.
Finish: Refreshingly bitter and herbaceous with a sweet lick at the very end.
Overall: The classic Italian cocktail beautifully delivered with the added cachet of being antique. Superb stuff!