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1992
95+/100 pts

After this vertical tasting, only two bottles of the 1992 Passito di Pantelleria ... Read all

After this vertical tasting, only two bottles of the 1992 Passito di Pantelleria Ben Ryé remain in Donnafugata’s historic cellars. This wine provided me with a fantastic drinking experience that is impossible to beat. Most interesting is the wine’s acidity that first appears very prominent and bright. Within a few moments, however, that freshness blends into the background and retreats to a very comfortable place of balance and harmony. That shifting acidity is a very unique quality. The bouquet is fully loaded with apricot, candied fruit, honey, roasted chestnut and powdered nut. As this dessert wine evolves in the glass, it begins to emit pretty tones of balsam herb and dried mint. The wine flaunts its sunny disposition throughout.

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USA
eRobertParker.com jan 2016
Vintage
1992
Score
95+/100 pts
Awards Wine Advocate
Description

After this vertical tasting, only two bottles of the 1992 Passito di Pantelleria Ben Ryé remain in Donnafugata’s historic cellars. This wine provided me with a fantastic drinking experience that is impossible to beat. Most interesting is the wine’s acidity that first appears very prominent and bright. Within a few moments, however, that freshness blends into the background and retreats to a very comfortable place of balance and harmony. That shifting acidity is a very unique quality. The bouquet is fully loaded with apricot, candied fruit, honey, roasted chestnut and powdered nut. As this dessert wine evolves in the glass, it begins to emit pretty tones of balsam herb and dried mint. The wine flaunts its sunny disposition throughout.

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eRobertParker.com jan 2016