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Punt E Mes

(75cl, 16%)

Punt E Mes

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Punt E Mes Bottling Note

A classic red vermouth created by Carpano all the way back in 1870, Punt E Mes was actually named after a… stock broking term? Punt E Mes translates to ‘a point and a half’, and at the end of a day stock brokers would enter the Carpano bar and ask for exactly that (but this also happened on a day when key stocks had fallen by one and a half points). So, the link was made and the drink was named as such after they all had a good laugh about it (we assume).

The vermouth contains quinine, which adds to the lovely bitterness, alongside 10 other herbs and spices. The result is a superbly balanced and herbal flavour. A great addition to many a cocktail.

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Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Bittersweet, as expected, with a good helping of sweeter dark red fruits, baking spices, vanilla, orange peel and a pinch of tobacco, with a bitter fruitiness returning on the finish.

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Punt E Mes Reviews

Love this

The best vermouth possible, great as a mixer but also delicious on ice.

15th November 2022


The best vermouth around.

27th October 2022

Versatile vermouth

Recently re-discovered (thank you MoM!) and a versatile vermouth for negronis or just with added sparkling water for a very thirst quenching long drink

9th May 2022

Good find

So glad that MoM sell this as it is years since I've found it. A different vermouth, darker and more grown-up than some of the sweeter options. Great on its one with some Pellegrino or include in a Negroni for a different style

30th March 2022

Perfect bitter sweet balance

Great for Negronis, lovely bitter sweet balance, the hint of cough mixture is not unpleasant, perhaps not herby enough for me. Good value though

10th March 2022

A taste of Italy

I first tasted this in the 1970's while working behind the bar in an Italian restaurant, one of my two favourite vermouths.

6th September 2020

Best Red Vermouth (Italian)

Carpano also makes Antica Carpano which is the deluxe version of Punt E Mes. I prefer this for negronis as it is not so sweet or vanilla led as the more expensive Antica. Any wine that I have left over or has oxidized over night I add to a measure of Punt E Mes on the rocks with a slice. Or just on its own. Or with tonic. Or just with Campari for extra bitterness. Great also as a sorbet.

1st February 2017

Arthur Samouelle

The Italians have a slice of orange not lemon with this special aperitif.

29th August 2014

Scot Morrison

This makes a very refreshing aperitif when mixed with lemon

25th November 2012

Original bitters Punt e mes

Very rare to find this product easily in retail outlets~maybe at Christmas time.One of the best.

30th July 2011

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