A particularly positive vintage producing grapes of an exceptional quality entirely appreciable in this Ben Rye 2009, a wine of great complexity, harmony and elegance, iconic of the heroic viticulture of Pantelleria.
This is a complex and amply sweet wine with an outstanding freshness. On the nose intense notes of apricot and peach follewed by sweet sensations of dried figs and honey, aromatic herbs and mineral notes.
Its fragrant sweetness makes it a perfect partner for blue cheeses and fois gras. We also recommend it with ricotta-filled desserts or gianduia chocolate.
"Ben Ryé can claim to be both a cult wine and a commercial wine, and that’s a very difficult goal to achieve. Sweet, syrupy and crisp at the same time, this Sicilian dessert wine opens with a luminous amber color and intense aromas of prune, dried apricot, honey, caramel and custard cream. It’s seriously delicious.
"A terrific, electric Italian sweetie, offering syrupy layers of Turkish apricot, date, candied citrus zest and lemon drop flavors that remain focused and concentrated through the almond skin- and tobacco-tinged finish. Complex, with excellence length. Zibibbo. Drink now through 2019. 500 cases imported. "
"The 2009 Ben Rye bursts from the glass with an exciting array of tangerine blossoms, sage, flowers of all sorts, candied orange peel and burnt sugar. Everything comes together beautifully in this explosive wine that lives up to its reputation as one of Italy's most pedigreed dessert wines. The 2009 is an extroverted Ben Rye full of character. Marzipan and pistachios are among the sensations that linger on an evocative finish full of Mediterranean intrigue. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2019. "
Vinous / Antonio Galloni