2012 Donnafugata Ben Rye Passito de Pantelleria Dessert Wine 375mL

2012 Donnafugata Ben Rye Passito de Pantelleria Dessert Wine 375mL

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Wine Advocate 94pts: "The 2012 Passito di Pantelleria Ben Ryé is the result of a dry vintage and healthy concentration of sugars. Ben Ryé's taste profile changes enormously when you get to these younger vintages. Passito di Pantelleria is a wine that shows a very distinct jump in evolution just a few years into its aging process. Once it makes it past that first plateau, the wine then embarks on an excruciatingly slow progression that takes decades to complete. In fact, looking back at this retrospective, I can't say that any of the wines felt "old" or flat. Even the inaugural 1989 vintage is beaming with life. I have the same high expectations for this vintage."


Wine Spectator 92pts: "A rich and mouthwatering dessert wine, with expressive baked peach, nectarine pâte de fruit, green tea, meringue and candied ginger flavors. There's real drive to this wine, and the fruit and spice notes ring out on the long finish. Drink now through 2027."


  • Vintage:2012
  • Country:Italy
Price: $43.00
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Producer's Notes: "Bright amber, Ben Ryé 2012 shows an ample and round bouquet characterized by pleasant mineral hints: balsamic and salty scents combine with the classic aromas of fresh apricots and candied orange peel. Mineral notes, more intense on the palate, together with a fresh vein of acidity, enliven the caressing sweetness of this Passito di Pantelleria. A complex and rewarding wine that surprises with its very long persistence.

Pairings: Enjoy with blue or aged cheeses, with dried fruit based pastry (almond paste) and apple pies. Try it with chocolate, gianduja or ‘De Bondt Ryé’ pralines. Extraordinary alone, as a meditation wine. Serve it in tulip-shaped goblets of medium size, slightly bellied; uncork at time of serving; excellent at 14° C (57° F)."

Additional Information

Additional Information

Size 375ml
Region Sicily
Sub Region Passito di Pantelleria
Department Dessert/Port/Sauterne
Varietal No
Designation DOP
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