Popping into a Lidl in Lucca, Italy was a bit of an eye opener.
Apart from being familiar with many of the brands there were also differences.
Smaller bread & cereal displays contrasted with larger cheese & meats. The central isles were still in situ but the costs of the spirits?
The old familiar Queen Margot Scotch – €5.99.
She’s €22.09 in Ireland.
I was also pleased to find at least 4 varieties of Grappa for sale at similar prices.
Too good to resist!
Grappa Riserva made my basket.
Invecchiata Oltre 18 Mesi it says on the label – which translates as aged in wood. Hence the golden hue.
Quite a soft sweet fruity nose with overtones of caramelly wood.
Very easy palate with decent depth.
Entertaining nuttiness & soft tannic spice on the rear with a welcoming warmth.
Even with Grappa Lidl can produce a very attractively priced spirit that’s easy, approachable & enjoyable to consume.
Pity it’s not available in Ireland!
Trentin Grappa shares a business address with Bertagnolli Distilleria here.
My Queen Margot blog here.