Antica Black has the same traditional but more pronounced and fragrant anise aroma with an added licorice perfume leading to luxuriously rich, silky, sweet flavors with herbal notes on the palate.
Wine Enthusiast 89 points - More complex than classic Antica Sambuca, this deep purple-black liqueur has a muted flavor at first, but finishes long, full-flavored and candy-like: think Good & Plenty candies layered with dark herbal licorice. Lingering and powerful. - K.N. (Apr 2014)
Crafted from a traditional Sambuca recipe passed down through generations, Antica combines the most premium, fragrant star anise from China with an exceptionally smooth neutral spirit, sugar and water. Antica Black is the same award-winning Antica Sambuca, but it is delicately infused with rich licorice root. The result is a Sambuca to be enjoyed after dinner, especially in coffee. Antica Black Sambuca is a cherished Italian specialty produced with all-natural flavor infusions and extractions.
|Sambuca is traditionally served on its own as a liqueur, with ice or in coffee. To appreciate Antica in its purest form, pour an inch of Sambuca in a snifter and garnish with three espresso beans.
|Antica is a hand-crafted Sambuca, made with natural infusions, resulting in flavor profiles that are clean and true to taste. The family-owned recipe has been passed down through generations from the Rossi D’Asiago distillery in 1868 to the present Antiche Riunite Distillerie.