Donnafugata Ben Rye Zibibbo Passito di Pantelleria DOC 2014 375ML Rated 95WA
Donnafugata Ben Rye Zibibbo Passito di Pantelleria DOC 2014 375ML Rated 95WA italw149
Wine Advocate ReviewRated 95he excellent 2014 Passito di Pantelleria Ben Rye (375 ml) opens to beautiful intensity and irresistible richness. The wine is sweet and generous with candied fruit, honey, marzipan, brown sugar and apricot. This celebrated Sicilian dessert wine offers a luminous golden color with amber highlights. In the mouth, it exhibits soft lines and deep layers of sun-ripened fruit. Ben Rye is a wine with a proven track record of aging 20 years or more.VinoUS Media ReviewRated 93+Bright amber-gold. Penetrating aromas of aromatic spices and tropical fruit, complicated by honey and peach nectar. Saline and brightly acid, showing lovely lift to the rich, sweet flavors of spicy stone fruit, mango and grilled plantain. Long, rich and ripe but also very precise, showcasing lovely balance; I would have never guessed this has 199 g/L of residual sugar (the 7.9 g/L total acidity helped fool me). Strikes me as a much more freshly and lightly styled wine than some past vintages of Ben Rye, but each will have its fans.Wine Tasting Notes100% Zibibbo (Moscato d Alessandria) The wine displays its extraordinary personality and depth initially with its bright amber yellow color. After the first, intense notes of apricot and peaches, the bouquet offers sweet sensation of dried figs, honey, herbs and mineral notes. The wine is impressive on the palate with its outstanding complexity due to a fusing of sweetness, sapidity and softness. A prolonged finish.