Wine Enthusiast 98 points - Smells of ripe grapes, grape must and lead pencil in the initial whiffs; air contact stimulates baking spices, black currants, jasmine, pepper and paraffin. Entry is crisp, tart and intensely ripe; midpalate highlights black grape to maximum concentration. Finishes bittersweet to sweet.
In the Venetian dialect Sarpa means vinaccia or the grape solids that are used to make grappa. Sarpa di Poli is made by distilling the marcs of 2 grape varietals: Cabernet (40%) and Merlot (60%), from the hills of Bassano. It has a delicate, floral bouquet, slightly fragranced with juniper berry. It is silky on the palate and persistently tasty.