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Tuesday, July 01, 2008

2001 Colosi Passito Di Pantelleria

A very unique and well made dessert wine that is produced from an obscure grape variety called Zibibbo and comes from a small island off the coast of Sicily. Although I haven't experimented with other wines from Pantelleria I will give my honest impressions on the flavors and nuances of this bottle and compare it to other dessert wines.

The wine is a pale golden color with auburn highlights and has a somewhat slimmer texture than other dessert wines. The nose starts off with aromas of sugared dates, white raisins, almonds, and a touch of pine nut. On the palate the flavors show of sweet dried apricots, golden raisins, dried orange peel, almonds, and an assortments of other nuts like cashews, Brazil nuts, and pine nuts. I like the fact that this wine differs from other stickies in that it isn't too sticky and has less honey and more nuttiness. The acid is perfect and helps the wine to finish clean and doesn't give you the overwhelming feeling that you're consuming too much sugar. Comparing it to other dessert wines I score it 90 points and recommend this as a new experience for the wine enthusiast.


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