Costaripa - Palmagentina Dolce 2016
Luca Maroni: 96
Sensations: its rosy core of black cherry, raspberry, strawberry and blackberry captivates and enchants; honey aromas abound without palling. Never wearisome, the honey nuances effuse and express both flower and fruit. Density in its purest state, juice distilled by alcoholic power yet cloaked in luscious fruit pulp, refreshed and cooled by its sweet and spicy notes, glittering like diamonds or winter snow. Flavors and fragrance feed on each other, enduring, overflowing: strawberry aromas are magically ripe, creamy and laced with vanilla, yet show their minty, verdant vein, alive and thriving. Fabulously bright and clear, vinification has maintained that terse, superb extract that constitutes the wine’s sovereign merit. This grapey, dulcet, raspberry-fraught, tropical titan is one of the very finest sweet wines of the year.