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Ben Ryé Passito di Pantelleria Zibibbo

9.3389 ratings
9.377 pro ratings
Pantelleria, Trapani, Sicily, Italy
Zibibbo
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Shay A
9.2

After the Italian wine earlier in the night, why not finish the meal with an Italian night cap! I had the ‘15 a few weeks back and thought it was one of the best dessert wines I’ve had in recent memory.

In comparison to the ‘15, this seemed quite oxidized. More so than expected. Darker in color with a sherry like color, losing its typical gold color. Aromatically, they were almost the same...roasted and honeyed pineapple, apricot preserve and honeycomb. On the palate though, it was more nutty and caramelized cherries jubilee. Very good, but not as impressive as the ‘15.

After the Italian wine earlier in the night, why not finish the meal with an Italian night cap! I had the ‘15 a few weeks back and thought it was one of the best dessert wines I’ve had in recent memory.

In comparison to the ‘15, this seemed quite oxidized. More so than expected. Darker in color with a sherry like color, losing its typical gold color. Aromatically, they were almost the same...roasted and honeyed pineapple, apricot preserve and honeycomb. On the palate though, it was more nutty and caramelized cherries jubilee. Very good, but not as impressive as the ‘15.

Jan 1st, 2019
Shay A
9.5

Jack & Arden put together a wonderful evening of delicious food and great wines, and a few of us attendees contributed some bottles to enjoy as well. Great night!

My contribution. Wow! The aromatics here are some of the most intoxicating I’ve come across. Ripe pineapple bathed in honey butter, apricot preserves, orange marmalade and honeycomb. Light on the palate with zippy acidity. Fantastic!

Jack & Arden put together a wonderful evening of delicious food and great wines, and a few of us attendees contributed some bottles to enjoy as well. Great night!

My contribution. Wow! The aromatics here are some of the most intoxicating I’ve come across. Ripe pineapple bathed in honey butter, apricot preserves, orange marmalade and honeycomb. Light on the palate with zippy acidity. Fantastic!

Dec 17th, 2018
Lee Pitofsky

Concentrated and intense and creamy, ripe nectarine, peach pith, honeysuckle. Terrific wine and I always say I would never believe how high alcohol.

Concentrated and intense and creamy, ripe nectarine, peach pith, honeysuckle. Terrific wine and I always say I would never believe how high alcohol.

Dec 16th, 2018
Lee Pitofsky

Concentrated and intense, creamy nectarine, peach pitt, honeysuckle, orange peel. Terrific wine and would never believe how high alcohol. 14.5%.

Concentrated and intense, creamy nectarine, peach pitt, honeysuckle, orange peel. Terrific wine and would never believe how high alcohol. 14.5%.

Sep 9th, 2018
Charlie Abbott

Sommelier Casa Mono

9.1

Concentrated stone fruit essences, thick and luscious. Need a bigger bottle!

Concentrated stone fruit essences, thick and luscious. Need a bigger bottle!

Apr 25th, 2018
Beau Carson

Always beautiful!

Always beautiful!

Oct 30th, 2017
Rebecca Hopkins

PR Folio Fine Wine Partners

10

One of Italy's great white wines. Intense ripe peach, fired apricot sugared blood orange rind. Palate is sweet w extremely bright waxy honeycomb flavors and mouthwatering acidity & extraordinary length on palate.

One of Italy's great white wines. Intense ripe peach, fired apricot sugared blood orange rind. Palate is sweet w extremely bright waxy honeycomb flavors and mouthwatering acidity & extraordinary length on palate.

3 people found it helpfulAug 21st, 2014
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.3

Orange peel, honey, perfect acidity. Viscous.

Orange peel, honey, perfect acidity. Viscous.

1 person found it helpfulMay 7th, 2017
Rashmi Primlani

Dreamy wine

Dreamy wine

1 person found it helpfulApr 9th, 2016
Rebecca Fletcher

Apples, pears, and honey. A little frizzante. Fantastic apertif! Very refreshing.

Apples, pears, and honey. A little frizzante. Fantastic apertif! Very refreshing.

1 person found it helpfulJan 8th, 2015