Ipsus Passito di Pantelleria Dessert Wine
This dessert wine is made with Muscat grapes, which are often used to produce sweet wines and fortified wines. Its color is light amber with rose tinges, and its nose is nectarine with subtle floral qualities including that rose again.
It tastes wonderful. Certainly sweet, as expected for a dessert wine, but it’s not syrupy and the alcohol burn is gentle. The taste is predominately nectarine with maple and light butterscotch notes.
I love it! You may be surprised that loving a dessert wine is more my exception than my rule.
Other Bloggers Thoughts:
The Ipsus Passito di Pantelleria is a gorgeous honey color that reminded me in its tone and thickness of some of the Chardonnay ice wine I have enjoyed. Once I sampled the Ipsus Passito di Pantelleria, I found that comparison to be even more accurate. This Moscato was very thick and sweet with a lot of honey and orange. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed the Ipsus Passito di Pantelleria Moscato. My expectations were mixed, but by the end of the bottle they had been thoroughly exceeded.
Sweet but balanced, with flavors of caramelized peach, orange zest, and honey. A-.
Reviewed 25 January 2013.by