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.
4 thoughts on “Grappa Riserva, 40%”
I had forgotten about the nice prices in Italy! It’s been too long since we were there, hopefully we can go next year. We still have some good grappa on our shelf though.
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Couldn’t resist buying at those prices but had to leave the bottle behind!
Did get one Duty Free but around 6 times the cost of Lidl.
Oh no! Didn’t you have checked-in luggage? What a shame about the price difference in the airport. I’ll definitely look for spirits in our local Conad shop now the next time we’re there. But it will certainly be more complicated now when we don’t take the car over.
I’m a carry-on-baggage only person to take advantage of the affordable fares.
The airport bottle still works out cheaper than extra baggage.
Tend to enjoy tasting spirits in bars/cafes/shows over and above owning a growing collection of bottles I can’t get through!