96/100 Punkte Robert Parker Oct 2019 Rather than pair this wine with a Sicilian dessert, serve it as the Sicilian dessert. The 2016 Passito di Pantelleria Ben Ryé is a radiant and beautifully fragrant edition with white raisins, honey, maple syrup, brown sugar, caramel, preserved lemon, dried sage, apricot and sea salt. I could go on. The wine is light on its feet thanks to that crisp acidity, yet it has the volume and richness to coat your palate in all its luscious glory. The whole package is explosive.
94/100 Punkte Vinous August 2019 Luminous golden-orange. Perfumed and precise honeyed aromas and flavors of cane sugar, peach, mango, papaya, passion fruit and dates. Suave, very sweet and rich, with a dense yet light on its feet quality, this boasts a long finish that features notes of peach and honey. An outstanding Ben Ryé that strikes me as less fragrant but more suave than some recent vintages. Ben Ryé is one of Italy#s five or ten best sweet wines every year and it#s safe to say this year#s version will not harm its reputation any.
93/100 Punkte James Suckling June 2019 Despite being a varietal moscato, this is extremely appealing in its fresh delivery, showcasing a wealth of loquat, dried citrus and spices. On the palate, just a touch of sweetness provides a welcome contrast to the bright acidity. Drink now.
90/100 Punkte Wine Spectator Oct 15, 2016 Glazed nectarine and blood orange granita flavors are bright and expressive in this well-balanced dessert wine. Lightly sweet and tangy, with spice and spun honey notes enriching the fruit-forward finish. Drink now through 2021.