The Margan winery at Broke is also showing fortified flair by making a vermouth, the Italian-origin aperitif, that’s a key ingredient of martini, Manhattan, Rob Roy, and negroni cocktails. Margan’s 2016 wine recently won a 2018 Sydney Wine Show silver medal in the flavoured fortified class.
THE Margan 2015 Off-Dry Vermouth makes a good aperitif with orange or lime juice or with Bacardi, Campari and/or gin. It has 19.5 per cent alcohol, brassy hues, aromatic potpourri scents and spicy citrus, herb and mixed peel on the palate. Andrew Margan created it with his own semillon and 22 herbs and spices, mainly from Margan kitchen gardens.
PRICE: $50. DRINK WITH: canapes. AGEING: six years.
RATING: 4.5 stars
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