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Pellegrino Passito de Pantelleria

Pellegrino Passito de Pantelleria NV

Sicily, ItalyFrom the cellar. Warm marmelade, ash pervades this haunting passito de pantelleria, now showing its age (purchased the NV bottle 10+ years ago). 20-30 year old zibbibo (Muscat of Alexandria), 20 percent of which is nautally dried, carries sasparilla, earl grey, golden raisins, orange creamsicle and a fine raspy, pithy note on the very lengthy finish. Potently sweet, but with a potent savoury current to counter. This bottle, a decade on, is fading now, but newer bottles to market should shine.Tasted: 08 June 2017Tasted by: Treve RingProducer: Cantine PellegrinoDistributors: Renaissance Wine Merchants Ltd.
Varietal: Muscat