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Review: Amaro Cora (1970s)

Amaro Cora (1970s) - 26%

G. & L. F.lli Cora was founded in 1835 by brothers Giuseppe and Luigi Cora in Turin. They developed a range of products. Amaro Cora gained some prominence in Campari’s Caffè as the less ordered sibling of the Milano-Torino (or Mi-To - predecessor to the Americano - Campari and sweet vermouth) which was called... wait for it... the Torino-Milano and swapped out Amaro Cora for the sweet vermouth. In 1985, the company was purchased out by Bosca.

I'm a fan of the vintage Cora advertisement of the man riding a penny-farthing that incorporates the spiral logo into the high wheel of the bicycle. The slogan reads, "The virtues of bittersweet taste."


Notes: Apple. Honey. Cinnamon sticks. Dried florals. On the palate: everything from the aroma with the addition of some orange. Cinnamon buns mid-palate (frosting and all) before the citrus peel and cinnamon bark cleans things up. The structure leans viscous (a little sluggish) up front, but rebounds nicely for the finish.

Score: 7 (Highly Recommend) I really enjoy the overtly fall profile. Definitely sings in the Torino-Milanos that I've been sliding into Sunday brunch. Leans a little heavy at times (my palate is forgiving here) but does manage to course correct and dry out on the back-half.


Rating System

10 - Reevaluate The Budget

9 - Stash Two (If Able)

8 - Stash One (At The Right Price)

7 - Highly Recommend It To Strangers

6 - Solid - Above Average

5 - Acceptable For The Situation

4 - Not Vocally Complaining

3 - Anything Else To Drink?

2 - Nothing Nice To Say

1 - Drain Pour

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