Nikà Passito di Pantelleria DOC — 2015 – Vinous – 94 Points
This boasts a deep amber color with red highlights, lifting up layered and intense to offer tropical notes of mango and papaya, then evolving further to show clove, dried roses, orange oil and sugar-dusted almond. It’s seamlessly silky and pliant yet also incredibly lifted, blending salty and sweet as its flavors morph from peach, to melon, to nectarine and even lime confetti. There is simply so much going on here, as the Bent el Riah seems to be constantly changing in the glass, finishing remarkably clean and fresh, resonating on the myriad of flavors and aromas found within. Simply stunning!