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2011
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A Sicilian oenological masterpiece, the 2011 Passito di Pantelleria Ben Rye ... Read all

A Sicilian oenological masterpiece, the 2011 Passito di Pantelleria Ben Rye bursts from the glass with amazing intensity and vitality. If you have even visited the rustic island of Pantelleria, those aromas of candied fruit, jasmine, almond blossom, dried sage and marine salt will prove hauntingly familiar. This is one of Italy’s most distinctive wines and it is infinitely married to a sense of place. Honey, roasted chestnuts and marzipan appear on the long creamy close. Zibibbo has a good amount of natural acidity and ultimately that’s what sets this delicious dessert wine apart. It feels opulent and luscious, but that crisp vein of zest keeps the palate refreshed. Drink 2014-2025.

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eRobertParker.com#212 May 2014
Vintage
2011
Score
95/100
Awards Wine Advocate
Description

A Sicilian oenological masterpiece, the 2011 Passito di Pantelleria Ben Rye bursts from the glass with amazing intensity and vitality. If you have even visited the rustic island of Pantelleria, those aromas of candied fruit, jasmine, almond blossom, dried sage and marine salt will prove hauntingly familiar. This is one of Italy’s most distinctive wines and it is infinitely married to a sense of place. Honey, roasted chestnuts and marzipan appear on the long creamy close. Zibibbo has a good amount of natural acidity and ultimately that’s what sets this delicious dessert wine apart. It feels opulent and luscious, but that crisp vein of zest keeps the palate refreshed. Drink 2014-2025.

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eRobertParker.com#212 May 2014