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Ben Ryè

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2014
93 Punkte

Austria
Vintage
2014
Score
93 Punkte
Awards Falstaff
Description
Nation

Austria

Publication

2014
93 pt

Pantelleria, an island off the coast of Sicily that is closer to Africa than ... Read all

Pantelleria, an island off the coast of Sicily that is closer to Africa than Rome, has the potential to produce wonderfully sweet wines.  Donnafugata, one of Sicily’s top producers, consistently fulfills that potential with their Ben Rye, a wine made from the Muscat of Alessandria grape.   It delivers an intriguing combination of honey-like sweetness, without being cloying, balanced by a hint of apricot skin-like bitterness.   Serve it with cheese, especially pungent ones, fresh fruit or as dessert. I advise against serving it with sweet desserts because the two will fight.  Sold in a 375-ml (half-bottle), this serves six easily.

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USA
2017
Vintage
2014
Score
93 pt
Awards
Description

Pantelleria, an island off the coast of Sicily that is closer to Africa than Rome, has the potential to produce wonderfully sweet wines.  Donnafugata, one of Sicily’s top producers, consistently fulfills that potential with their Ben Rye, a wine made from the Muscat of Alessandria grape.   It delivers an intriguing combination of honey-like sweetness, without being cloying, balanced by a hint of apricot skin-like bitterness.   Serve it with cheese, especially pungent ones, fresh fruit or as dessert. I advise against serving it with sweet desserts because the two will fight.  Sold in a 375-ml (half-bottle), this serves six easily.

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USA

Publication

2017

2014
Vino con la "Corona"

Italy
2017
Vintage
2014
Score
Vino con la "Corona"
Awards Vini Buoni d'Italia - Touring Club
Description
Nation

Italy

Publication

2017

2014
Tre Bicchieri

Italy
2017
Vintage
2014
Score
Tre Bicchieri
Awards Vini d'Italia Gambero Rosso
Description
Nation

Italy

Publication

2017

2014
93 pt

USA
October 2017 Issue
Vintage
2014
Score
93 pt
Awards Wine Enthusiast
Description
Nation

USA

Publication

October 2017 Issue

2014
99

Miglior Vino Dolce Italiano.
Basisce la concentrazione ... Read all

Miglior Vino Dolce Italiano.
Basisce la concentrazione aromatica, nettissima e illibata della sua uvosità perduta. Giunge al profumo una fragranza e un’abbondanza profusiva di uva su polpa di susina che rifulge della sua ricchezza olfattiva assolutamente esplosiva. Algidità di cedro, di pistacchio di fiore. Agrume a chili. L’amaro dov’è? In nessun dove. Così il rustico e l’ammandorlato dell’ossidazione. Naturalezza, spaziosità, freschezza. Impressioni che per via della fenomenale ricchezza paiono non perdere mai la loro squisita, aromatica, vanigliata e poi congenita dolcezza. Un gran vino dolce non passito ma poderoso e possente, un’essenza di natura sommamente cremosa. Un archetipo di massima pulizia, morbidezza e fittezza dell’uva nati

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Italy
2017
Vintage
2014
Score
99
Awards Annuario dei Migliori Vini Italiani di Luca Maroni
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Miglior Vino Dolce Italiano.
Basisce la concentrazione aromatica, nettissima e illibata della sua uvosità perduta. Giunge al profumo una fragranza e un’abbondanza profusiva di uva su polpa di susina che rifulge della sua ricchezza olfattiva assolutamente esplosiva. Algidità di cedro, di pistacchio di fiore. Agrume a chili. L’amaro dov’è? In nessun dove. Così il rustico e l’ammandorlato dell’ossidazione. Naturalezza, spaziosità, freschezza. Impressioni che per via della fenomenale ricchezza paiono non perdere mai la loro squisita, aromatica, vanigliata e poi congenita dolcezza. Un gran vino dolce non passito ma poderoso e possente, un’essenza di natura sommamente cremosa. Un archetipo di massima pulizia, morbidezza e fittezza dell’uva nati

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Italy

Publication

2017

2014
95 pts

USA
Sicily: A Generational Change (Agust 2016)
Vintage
2014
Score
95 pts
Awards Wine Advocate
Description
Nation

USA

Publication

Sicily: A Generational Change (Agust 2016)

2014
93+

Bright amber-gold. Penetrating aromas of aromatic spices and tropical fruit, ... Read all

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 Ryé, but each will have its fans. Drinking window: 2016 – 2025. (Ian d’Agata)

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USA
2016, December 8
Vintage
2014
Score
93+
Awards VINOUS
Description

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 Ryé, but each will have its fans. Drinking window: 2016 – 2025. (Ian d’Agata)

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USA

Publication

2016, December 8

2014
Super Tre Stelle Blu

Italy
2017
Vintage
2014
Score
Super Tre Stelle Blu
Awards I Vini di Veronelli
Description
Nation

Italy

Publication

2017

2014
93 pt  

Pretty dark gold color indicating the grapes have been dried outside in the ... Read all

Pretty dark gold color indicating the grapes have been dried outside in the bright sun of the island of Pantelleria. Wonderful aromas of apricots and orange jam with hints of toffee. Full body, very sweet and dense. Bright fruit and acidity with a underlying nuttiness. Fabulous dessert wine as always. Drink and enjoy.

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USA
Nov. 2016
Vintage
2014
Score
93 pt  
Awards James Suckling
Description

Pretty dark gold color indicating the grapes have been dried outside in the bright sun of the island of Pantelleria. Wonderful aromas of apricots and orange jam with hints of toffee. Full body, very sweet and dense. Bright fruit and acidity with a underlying nuttiness. Fabulous dessert wine as always. Drink and enjoy.

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USA

Publication

Nov. 2016