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Florio

Sicily (Italy)


Wines Reviewed: 29
Average Score:

Grecale Grecale
Grecale Grecale
Malvasia delle Lipari 2004 Malvasia delle Lipari 2004
Malvasia delle Lipari 2007 Malvasia delle Lipari 2007
Malvasia delle Lipari 2008 Malvasia delle Lipari 2008
Marsala Superiore Riserva Semisecco Ambra Donna Franca Marsala Superiore Riserva Semisecco Ambra Donna Franca
Marsala Superiore Riserva Semisecco Ambra Donna Franca Marsala Superiore Riserva Semisecco Ambra Donna Franca
Marsala Superiore Riserva Semisecco Ambra Donna Franca Marsala Superiore Riserva Semisecco Ambra Donna Franca
Marsala Superiore Riserva Targa Florio 1840 Edizione Speciale 170 Anni 1994 Marsala Superiore Riserva Targa Florio 1840 Edizione Speciale 170 Anni 1994
Marsala Superiore Riserva Targa Riserva 1840 1997 Marsala Superiore Riserva Targa Riserva 1840 1997
Marsala Superiore Riserva Targa Riserva 1840 1998 Marsala Superiore Riserva Targa Riserva 1840 1998
Marsala Superiore Riserva Targa Riserva 1840 1999 Marsala Superiore Riserva Targa Riserva 1840 1999
Marsala Superiore Riserva Targa Riserva 1840 2001 Marsala Superiore Riserva Targa Riserva 1840 2001
Marsala Superiore Secco Vecchioflorio Marsala Superiore Secco Vecchioflorio
Marsala Superiore Secco Vecchioflorio 2008 Marsala Superiore Secco Vecchioflorio 2008
Marsala Vergine Baglio Florio 1992 Marsala Vergine Baglio Florio 1992
Marsala Vergine Baglio Florio 1993 Marsala Vergine Baglio Florio 1993
Marsala Vergine Baglio Florio 1994 Marsala Vergine Baglio Florio 1994
Marsala Vergine Baglio Florio 1997 Marsala Vergine Baglio Florio 1997
Marsala Vergine Terre Arse 1998 Marsala Vergine Terre Arse 1998
Marsala Vergine Terre Arse 1999 Marsala Vergine Terre Arse 1999
Marsala Vergine Terre Arse 2000 Marsala Vergine Terre Arse 2000
Morsi di Luce 2003 Morsi di Luce 2003
Morsi di Luce 2005 Morsi di Luce 2005
Pantelleria Passito Liquoroso 2008 Pantelleria Passito Liquoroso 2008
Passito di Pantelleria 2003 Passito di Pantelleria 2003
Passito di Pantelleria 2006 Passito di Pantelleria 2006
Passito di Pantelleria 2008 Passito di Pantelleria 2008
Zibibbo Zibibbo



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Grecale, Florio (Italy)

Grecale

Florio (Italy)

(Sicily)
Moscato d'Alessandria, Moscato Bianco
Sweet Wine Sweet Wine Score:

(Sicily) Grecale shows a brilliant golden yellow color and nuances of straw yellow, transparent. The nose denotes intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas that start with hints of grape, apricot and candied fruits followed by aromas of dried fig, almond, honey, orange peel and sage. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a sweet and round attack, however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors. The finish is persistent with flavors of grape, honey and dried fig.

Alcohol: 15.5%

Confectionery, Almond tarts

Suggested glass Sweet Wines 12 °C
(53 °F)
(Sweet Wines)

May 2008



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Grecale, Florio (Italy)

Grecale

Florio (Italy)

(Sicily)
Moscato d'Alessandria
Sweet Wine Sweet Wine Score:

(Sicily) Grecale shows a brilliant golden yellow color and nuances of golden yellow, transparent. The nose denotes intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas which start with hints of grape, dried fig and candied fruits followed by aromas of citrus fruits, dried apricot, lavender and almond. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a sweet and pleasing crisp attack, however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, pleasing roundness. The finish is persistent with flavors of grape, candied fruits and dried fig.

Alcohol: 15.5%

Confectionery, Almond tarts

Suggested glass Sweet Wines 14 °C
(57 °F)
(Sweet Wines)

April 2012



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Malvasia delle Lipari 2004, Florio (Italy)

Malvasia delle Lipari 2004

Florio (Italy)

Malvasia delle Lipari (Sicily)
Malvasia delle Lipari, Corinto Nero
Sweet Wine Sweet Wine Score:

Malvasia delle Lipari (Sicily) The wine shows a brilliant amber yellow color and nuances of amber yellow, transparent. The nose denotes intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas which start with hints of grape and dried fig followed by aromas of honey, almond, dried apricot, peach jam, date, litchi, lavender, licorice and rosemary. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a sweet and smooth attack, however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors. The finish is persistent with flavors of grape, dried fig and date. This Malvasia delle Lipari ages for 5 months in barrique followed by at least 3 months of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 14%

Confectionery, Dried fruit tarts, Hard and piquant cheese

Suggested glass Sweet Wines 14 °C
(57 °F)
(Sweet Wines)

August 2006



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Malvasia delle Lipari 2007, Florio (Italy)

Malvasia delle Lipari 2007

Florio (Italy)

Malvasia delle Lipari (Sicily)
Malvasia di Lipari, Corinto Nero
Sweet Wine Sweet Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

Malvasia delle Lipari (Sicily) This Malvasia delle Lipari shows a brilliant amber yellow color and nuances of amber yellow, transparent. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing, refined and elegant aromas which start with hints of raisin, dried fig and honey followed by aromas of apricot jam, quince jam, caramel, date, lavender, honey, rosemary, caper and vanilla. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a sweet and round attack, however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, agreeable. The finish is persistent with flavors of raisin, dried fig and date. This Malvasia delle Lipari ages for 5 months in barrique followed by at least 3 months of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 14.5%

Confectionery, Dried fruit tarts, Hard and piquant cheese

Suggested glass Sweet Wines 14 °C
(57 °F)
(Sweet Wines)

November 2009



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Malvasia delle Lipari 2008, Florio (Italy)

Malvasia delle Lipari 2008

Florio (Italy)

Malvasia delle Lipari (Sicily)
Malvasia delle Lipari, Corinto Nero
Sweet Wine Sweet Wine Score:

Malvasia delle Lipari (Sicily) This Malvasia delle Lipari shows a brilliant amber yellow color and nuances of amber yellow, transparent. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing, refined and elegant aromas which start with hints of raisin, dried fig and dried apricot followed by aromas of candied fruits, peach jam, quince jam, vanilla, caper, lavender, almond, date, citrus fruit peel, honey and nail polish. The mouth has excellent correspondence to the nose, a sweet attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, pleasing roundness. The finish is very persistent with long flavors of raisin, dried fig and dried apricot. This Malvasia delle Lipari ages for 5 months in barrique followed by at least 3 months of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 14%

Confectionery, Dried fruit tarts, Hard and piquant cheese

Suggested glass Sweet Wines 14 °C
(57 °F)
(Sweet Wines)

April 2012



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Marsala Superiore Riserva Semisecco Ambra Donna Franca, Florio (Italy)

Marsala Superiore Riserva Semisecco Ambra Donna Franca

Florio (Italy)

Marsala (Sicily)
Grillo
Fortified Wine Fortified Wine Score:

Marsala (Sicily) Marsala Superiore Riserva Donna Franca shows an intense amber yellow color and nuances of amber yellow, transparent. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing, refined and elegant aromas that start with hints of dried apricot, dried fig, date and almond followed by aromas of caramel, vanilla, candied fruit, raisin, rhubarb, nail polish, citrus fruits peel, honey and licorice. The mouth has excellent correspondence to the nose, an alcoholic and sweet attack, however balanced, full body, intense flavors, pleasing roundness. The finish is very persistent with long flavors of dried apricot, dried fig, honey and almond. A well made wine. Marsala Superiore Riserva Donna Franca is the evolution of "Riserva Aegusa", selection of the best Florio's Marsala created around the end of the 1800s. Ages for at least 15 years in cask followed by at least 6 months of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 19%

Dried fruit tarts, Chocolate, Hard and piquant cheese

Suggested glass Bodied and Mature White Wines 16 °C
(60 °F)
(Bodied and Mature White Wines)

Issue 53, June 2007



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Marsala Superiore Riserva Semisecco Ambra Donna Franca, Florio (Italy)

Marsala Superiore Riserva Semisecco Ambra Donna Franca

Florio (Italy)

Marsala (Sicily)
Grillo
Fortified Wine Fortified Wine Score:

Marsala (Sicily) Marsala Superiore Riserva Semisecco Ambra Donna Franca shows a deep amber yellow color and nuances of amber yellow, transparent. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing, refined and elegant aromas which start with hints of dried fig, dried apricot, almond and date followed by aromas of raisin, caramel, vanilla, citrus fruit peel, nail polish, rancho, honey, rhubarb, walnut husk and licorice. The mouth has excellent correspondence to the nose, a pleasing sweet and crisp attack, however balanced by alcohol, full body, intense flavors, pleasing roundness. The finish is very persistent with long flavors of dried fig, dried apricot, honey and almond. Marsala Superiore Riserva Semisecco Ambra Donna Franca ages for at least 15 months in casks followed by at least 6 months of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 19%

Dried fruit tarts, Chocolate, Hard and piquant cheese

Suggested glass Fortified Wines 16 °C
(60 °F)
(Fortified Wines)

November 2009



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Marsala Superiore Riserva Semisecco Ambra Donna Franca, Florio (Italy)

Marsala Superiore Riserva Semisecco Ambra Donna Franca

Florio (Italy)

Marsala (Sicily)
Grillo
Fortified Wine Fortified Wine Score:

Marsala (Sicily) Marsala Superiore Riserva Semisecco Ambra Donna Franca shows a deep amber yellow color and nuances of amber yellow, moderate transparency. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing, refined and elegant aromas which start with hints of dried fig, raisin, almond and dried apricot followed by aromas of date, caramel, honey, vanilla, citrus fruit peel, walnut husk, rancho and nail polish. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a sweet and round attack, however balanced by alcohol, full body, intense flavors, pleasing crispness. The finish is very persistent with with long flavors of dried fig, almond, raisin and dried apricot. Marsala Superiore Riserva Semisecco Ambra Donna Franca is produced with a selection of Marsala wines aged in cask from 15 to 30 years.

Alcohol: 19%

Dried fruit tarts, Hard and piquant cheese

Suggested glass Fortified Wines 16 °C
(60 °F)
(Fortified Wines)

April 2012



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Marsala Superiore Riserva Targa Florio 1840 Edizione Speciale 170 Anni 1994, Florio (Italy)

Marsala Superiore Riserva Targa Florio 1840 Edizione Speciale 170 Anni 1994

Florio (Italy)

Marsala (Sicily)
Grillo
Fortified Wine Fortified Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

Marsala (Sicily) Marsala Superiore Riserva Targa Florio 1840 Edizione Speciale 170 Anni shows a brilliant amber yellow color and nuances of amber yellow, transparent. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing, refined and elegant aromas which start with hints of rancho, dried fig and almond followed by aromas of date, honey, citrus fruit peel, honey, sandal, tobacco, vanilla, leather and nail polish. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a pleasing crisp and round attack, however balanced by alcohol, full body, intense flavors, pleasing sweetness. The finish is persistent with flavors of dried fig, honey and almond. Marsala Superiore Riserva Targa Florio 1840 Edizione Speciale 170 Anni ages in cask.

Alcohol: 19%

Dried fruit tarts, Piquant cheese

Suggested glass Fortified Wines 15 °C
(59 °F)
(Fortified Wines)

November 2010



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Marsala Superiore Riserva Targa Riserva 1840 1997, Florio (Italy)

Marsala Superiore Riserva Targa Riserva 1840 1997

Florio (Italy)

Marsala (Sicily)
Grillo
Fortified Wine Fortified Wine Score:

Marsala (Sicily) Marsala Superiore Riserva Targa Riserva 1840 shows a deep amber yellow color and nuances of amber yellow, transparent. The nose denotes intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas that start with hints of fig jam, caramel and almond followed by aromas of rancho, apricot jam, vanilla, honey, orange marmalade, date, licorice and leather. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, an alcoholic and sweet attack, however balanced, full body, intense flavors, pleasing roundness. The finish is persistent with flavors of fig jam, date and almond. Marsala Superiore Riserva Targa Riserva 1840 ages for at least 6 years in cask followed by at least 6 months of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 19%

Confectionery, Almond tarts, Hard and piquant cheese

Suggested glass Bodied and Mature White Wines 14 °C
(57 °F)
(Bodied and Mature White Wines)

Issue 53, June 2007



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Marsala Superiore Riserva Targa Riserva 1840 1998, Florio (Italy)

Marsala Superiore Riserva Targa Riserva 1840 1998

Florio (Italy)

Marsala (Sicily)
Grillo
Fortified Wine Fortified Wine Score:

Marsala (Sicily) Marsala Superiore Riserva Targa Riserva 1840 shows a deep amber yellow color and nuances of amber yellow, transparent. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas which start with hints of dried fig, caramel and almond followed by aromas of date, honey, rancho, vanilla, apricot jam, leather, licorice and orange marmalade. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, an alcoholic and sweet attack, however balanced, full body, intense flavors, pleasing roundness. The finish is persistent with flavors of dried fig, almond and caramel. Marsala Superiore Riserva Targa Riserva 1840 ages for at least 6 years in cask followed by at least 6 months of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 19%

Confectionery, Almond tarts, Hard and piquant cheese

Suggested glass Bodied and Mature White Wines 14 °C
(57 °F)
(Bodied and Mature White Wines)

May 2008



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Marsala Superiore Riserva Targa Riserva 1840 1999, Florio (Italy)

Marsala Superiore Riserva Targa Riserva 1840 1999

Florio (Italy)

Marsala (Sicily)
Grillo
Fortified Wine Fortified Wine Score:

Marsala (Sicily) Marsala Superiore Riserva Targa Riserva 1840 shows a deep amber yellow color and nuances of amber yellow, transparent. The nose denotes intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas that start with hints of dried fig, almond and caramel followed by aromas of rancho, citrus fruit peel, vanilla, honey, date, leather and walnut husk. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, an alcoholic and round attack, however balanced by alcohol, full body, intense flavors, pleasing sweetness. The finish is persistent with flavors of dried fig, almond and caramel. Marsala Superiore Riserva Targa Riserva 1840 ages for at least 6 years in cask followed by at least 6 months in bottle.

Alcohol: 19%

Confectionery, Almond tarts, Hard and piquant cheese

Suggested glass Fortified Wines 14 °C
(57 °F)
(Fortified Wines)

November 2009



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Marsala Superiore Riserva Targa Riserva 1840 2001, Florio (Italy)

Marsala Superiore Riserva Targa Riserva 1840 2001

Florio (Italy)

Marsala (Sicily)
Grillo
Fortified Wine Fortified Wine Score:

Marsala (Sicily) Marsala Superiore Riserva Targa Riserva 1840 shows an intense amber yellow color and nuances of amber yellow, transparent. The nose denotes intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas that start with hints of dried fig, rancho and almond followed by aromas of honey, vanilla, orange peel, honey, rhubarb, date, leather and nail polish. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a round attack with a pleasing sweetness, however balanced by alcohol, full body, intense flavors, pleasing crispness. The finish is persistent with flavors of dried fig, almond and honey. Marsala Superiore Riserva Targa Riserva 1840 ages for at least 7 years in cask followed by at least 6 months of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 19%

Confectionery, Almond tarts, Hard and piquant cheese

Suggested glass Fortified Wines 14 °C
(57 °F)
(Fortified Wines)

April 2012



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Marsala Superiore Secco Vecchioflorio, Florio (Italy)

Marsala Superiore Secco Vecchioflorio

Florio (Italy)

Marsala (Sicily)
Grillo, Catarratto
Fortified Wine Fortified Wine Score:

Marsala (Sicily) Marsala Superiore Secco Vecchioflorio shows an intense amber yellow color and nuances of amber yellow, transparent. The nose reveals intense, clean and pleasing aromas that start with hints of rancho, dried fig and almond followed by aromas of raisin, orange marmalade and vanilla. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a warm attack and pleasing roundness, balanced, good body, intense flavors. The finish is persistent with flavors of raisin, dried fig and almond. Marsala Superiore Secco Vecchioflorio ages for at least 30 months in cask followed by at least 2 months of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 19%

Confectionery, Almond tarts, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Fortified Wines 16 °C
(60 °F)
(Fortified Wines)

May 2008



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Marsala Superiore Secco Vecchioflorio 2008, Florio (Italy)

Marsala Superiore Secco Vecchioflorio 2008

Florio (Italy)

(Sicily)
Grillo, Catarratto
Sweet Wine Sweet Wine Score:

(Sicily) Marsala Superiore Secco Vecchioflorio shows an intense amber yellow color and nuances of amber yellow, transparent. The nose denotes intense, clean and pleasing aromas which start with hints of dried fig, rancho and almond followed by aromas of honey, citrus peel, raisin and vanilla. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a slightly crisp and round attack, however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, agreeable. The finish is persistent with flavors of almond, honey and raisin. Marsala Superiore Secco Vecchioflorio ages for 3 months in cask.

Alcohol: 14%

Dried fruit tarts, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Fortified Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Fortified Wines)

April 2012



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Marsala Vergine Baglio Florio 1992, Florio (Italy)

Marsala Vergine Baglio Florio 1992

Florio (Italy)

Marsala (Sicily)
Grillo
Fortified Wine Fortified Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

Marsala (Sicily) Marsala Vergine Baglio Florio shows a brilliant amber yellow color and nuances of amber yellow, transparent. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing, refined and elegant aromas that start with hints of rancho, dried fig and almond followed by aromas of citrus fruit peel, ethereal, chestnut honey, licorice, ceder, walnut, vanilla and leather. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a pleasing crisp attack and good roundness, however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors. The finish is persistent with flavors of almond, dried fig and walnut. A well made wine. This Marsala Vergine ages for more than 10 years in cask followed by at least 12 months of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 19%

Hard cheese, Broiled fish, Roasted meat

Suggested glass Bodied and Mature White Wines 14 °C
(57 °F)
(Bodied and Mature White Wines)

Issue 44, September 2006



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Marsala Vergine Baglio Florio 1993, Florio (Italy)

Marsala Vergine Baglio Florio 1993

Florio (Italy)

Marsala (Sicily)
Grillo
Fortified Wine Fortified Wine Score:

Marsala (Sicily) Marsala Vergine Baglio Florio shows a brilliant amber yellow color and nuances of amber yellow, very transparent. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing, refined and elegant aromas which start with hints of rancho, dried fig and almond followed by aromas of walnut husk, honey, vanilla, licorice, apricot jam, nail polish, tobacco, raisin, citrus fruit peel and leather. The mouth has excellent correspondence to the nose, an alcoholic attack and pleasing roundness, however balanced, full body, intense flavors. The finish is very persistent with long flavors of dried fig, almond and honey. A well made wine. Marsala Vergine Baglio Florio ages for more than 10 years in cask followed by at least one year of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 19%

Smoked fish, Roasted meat, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Bodied and Mature White Wines 15 °C
(59 °F)
(Bodied and Mature White Wines)

Issue 53, June 2007



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Marsala Vergine Baglio Florio 1994, Florio (Italy)

Marsala Vergine Baglio Florio 1994

Florio (Italy)

Marsala (Sicily)
Grillo
Fortified Wine Fortified Wine Score:

Marsala (Sicily) Marsala Vergine Baglio Florio shows a brilliant amber yellow color and nuances of amber yellow, transparent. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing, refined and elegant aromas which start with hints of rancho, dried fig and almond followed by aromas of date, honey, citrus fruit peel, raisin, vanilla, nail polish, walnut husk and licorice. The mouth has excellent correspondence to the nose, an alcoholic and round attack, however balanced, full body, intense flavors, agreeable. The finish is very persistent with long flavors of dried fig, almond and honey. A well made wine. Marsala Vergine Baglio Florio ages for more than 10 years in cask followed by at least 1 year of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 19%

Smoked fish, Roasted meat, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Bodied and Mature White Wines 15 °C
(59 °F)
(Bodied and Mature White Wines)

May 2008



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Marsala Vergine Baglio Florio 1997, Florio (Italy)

Marsala Vergine Baglio Florio 1997

Florio (Italy)

Marsala (Sicily)
Grillo
Fortified Wine Fortified Wine Score:

Marsala (Sicily) Marsala Vergine Baglio Florio shows a brilliant amber yellow color and nuances of amber yellow, transparent. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing, refined and elegant aromas which start with hints of dried fig, rancho and almond followed by aromas of honey, leather, vanilla, walnut husk, quince jam, cedar, tobacco, citrus fruit peel and nail polish. The mouth has excellent correspondent to the nose, an alcoholic attack and pleasing roundness, however balanced, full body, intense flavors, pleasing roundness. The finish is very persistent with long flavors of dried fig, almond and honey. Marsala Vergine Baglio Florio ages for more than 10 years in cask followed by at least 12 months of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 19%

Smoked fish, Roasted fish, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Fortified Wines 15 °C
(59 °F)
(Fortified Wines)

November 2009



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Marsala Vergine Terre Arse 1998, Florio (Italy)

Marsala Vergine Terre Arse 1998

Florio (Italy)

Marsala (Sicily)
Grillo
Fortified Wine Fortified Wine Score:

Marsala (Sicily) Marsala Vergine Terre Arse shows a brilliant amber yellow color and nuances of amber yellow, very transparent. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas that start with hints of rancho, dried fig and almond followed by aromas of walnut husk, vanilla, citrus fruit peel, nail polish, raisin, honey, date and licorice. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, an alcoholic attack and pleasing roundness, however balanced, full body, intense flavors. The finish is persistent with flavors of dried fig, almond and honey. Marsala Vergine Terre Arse ages for at least 8 years in cask followed by at least 6 months of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 19%

Smoked fish, Roasted meat, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Bodied and Mature White Wines 14 °C
(57 °F)
(Bodied and Mature White Wines)

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Marsala Vergine Terre Arse 1999, Florio (Italy)

Marsala Vergine Terre Arse 1999

Florio (Italy)

Marsala (Sicily)
Grillo
Fortified Wine Fortified Wine Score:

Marsala (Sicily) Marsala Vergine Terre Arse shows a brilliant amber yellow color and nuances of amber yellow, transparent. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas that start with hints of dried fig, rancho and almond followed by aromas of date, vanilla, citrus fruit peel, nail polish, leather, licorice and walnut husk. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, an alcoholic and round attack, however balanced by alcohol, full body, intense flavors, pleasing crispness. The finish is persistent with flavors of dried fig, almond and date. Marsala Vergine Terre Arse ages for at least 8 years in cask followed by at least 6 months of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 19%

Smoked fish, Roasted meat, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Fortified Wines 14 °C
(57 °F)
(Fortified Wines)

November 2009



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Marsala Vergine Terre Arse 2000, Florio (Italy)

Marsala Vergine Terre Arse 2000

Florio (Italy)

Marsala (Sicily)
Grillo
Fortified Wine Fortified Wine Score:

Marsala (Sicily) Marsala Vergine Terre Arse shows a brilliant amber yellow color and nuances of amber yellow, transparent. The nose denotes intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas which start with hints of rancho, dried fig and almond followed by aromas of date, hazelnut, leather, citrus fruit peel, vanilla, walnut husk and nail polish. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, an alcoholic and crisp attack, however balanced by good roundness, full body, intense flavors, agreeable. The finish is persistent with flavors of dried fig, almond and hazelnut. Marsala Vergine Terre Arse ages for at least 8 years in cask followed by at least 6 months of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 19%

Roasted meat, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Fortified Wines 16 °C
(60 °F)
(Fortified Wines)

April 2012



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Morsi di Luce 2003, Florio (Italy)

Morsi di Luce 2003

Florio (Italy)

(Sicily)
Moscato di Alessandria (Zibibbo)
Fortified Wine Fortified Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

(Sicily) Morsi di Luce shows a brilliant amber yellow color and nuances of golden yellow, transparent. The nose denotes intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas that start with hints of grape, orange marmalade and honey followed by aromas of apricot, peach, candied fruit, dried fig, quince jam, almond, litchi, sage and lavender. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a sweet and smooth attack, however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, agreeable. The finish is persistent with flavors of grape, orange marmalade and apricot. A well made wine. Morsi di Luce ages for 10 months in barrique followed by at least 10 months of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 15.5%

Confectionery, Dried fruit tarts

Suggested glass Fortified Wines 14 °C
(57 °F)
(Fortified Wines)

Issue 44, September 2006



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Morsi di Luce 2005, Florio (Italy)

Morsi di Luce 2005

Florio (Italy)

(Sicily)
Moscato d'Alessandria
Sweet Wine Sweet Wine Score:

(Sicily) Morsi di Luce shows an intense golden yellow color and nuances of golden yellow, transparent. The nose denotes intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas which start with hints of grape, dried apricot and candied fruits followed by aromas of peach jam, quince jam, honey, dried fig, citrus fruit peel, almond and lavender. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a sweet and round attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, pleasing crispness. The finish is persistent with flavors of grape, dried apricot and honey. Morsi di Luce ages for at least 10 months of aging in barrique followed by at least 8 months of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 15.5%

Confectionery, Dried fruit tarts

Suggested glass Sweet Wines 14 °C
(57 °F)
(Sweet Wines)

November 2009



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Pantelleria Passito Liquoroso 2008, Florio (Italy)

Pantelleria Passito Liquoroso 2008

Florio (Italy)

Moscato di Pantelleria (Sicily)
Moscato d'Alessandria
Sweet Wine Sweet Wine Score:

Moscato di Pantelleria (Sicily) This Pantelleria Passito Liquoroso shows a brilliant amber yellow color and nuances of amber yellow, transparent. The nose denotes intense, clean and pleasing aromas which start with hints of raisin, honey and dried fig followed by aromas of dried apricot, citrus fruit peel, lavender and almond. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a sweet and round attack, however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, pleasing crispness. The finish is persistent with flavors of raisin, honey and dried fig. This Pantelleria Passito Liquoroso ages for 6 months in cement tanks followed by 6 months of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 15.5%

Dried fruit tarts, Confectionery

Suggested glass Sweet Wines 14 °C
(57 °F)
(Sweet Wines)

April 2012



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Passito di Pantelleria 2003, Florio (Italy)

Passito di Pantelleria 2003

Florio (Italy)

Moscato di Pantelleria (Sicily)
Moscato di Alessandria (Zibibbo)
Sweet Wine Sweet Wine Score:

Moscato di Pantelleria (Sicily) This Passito di Pantelleria shows a brilliant amber yellow color and nuances of amber yellow, transparent. The nose denotes intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas which start with hints of raisin, dried fig and dried apricot followed by aromas of candied fruits, peach jam, almond, honey, citrus fruits peel, lavender and sage. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a sweet and smooth attack, however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, agreeable. The finish is persistent with flavors of raisin, dried fig and honey. This Passito di Pantelleria ages for 5 months in cement tanks, 8 months in barrique and at least 6 months in bottle.

Alcohol: 14.5%

Confectionery, Dried fruit tarts, Hard and piquant cheese

Suggested glass Sweet Wines 14 °C
(57 °F)
(Sweet Wines)

August 2006



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Passito di Pantelleria 2006, Florio (Italy)

Passito di Pantelleria 2006

Florio (Italy)

Moscato di Pantelleria (Sicily)
Moscato d'Alessandria
Sweet Wine Sweet Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

Moscato di Pantelleria (Sicily) This Passito di Pantelleria shows a brilliant amber yellow color and nuances of amber yellow, transparent. The nose denotes intense, clean, pleasing, refined and elegant aromas that start with hints of raisin, dried fig and dried apricot followed by aromas of candied fruits, date, peach jam, almond, sage, orange marmalade, lavender, honey and vanilla. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a sweet attack and pleasing crispness, however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, pleasing roundness. The finish is persistent with flavors of raisin, dried fig and dried apricot. This Passito di Pantelleria ages for 5 months in cement tanks and 8 months in barrique followed by 6 months of aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 14%

Confectionery, Dried fruit tarts, Hard and piquant cheese

Suggested glass Sweet Wines 14 °C
(57 °F)
(Sweet Wines)

November 2009



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Passito di Pantelleria 2008, Florio (Italy)

Passito di Pantelleria 2008

Florio (Italy)

Moscato di Pantelleria (Sicily)
Moscato d'Alessandria
Sweet Wine Sweet Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

Moscato di Pantelleria (Sicily) This Passito di Pantelleria shows a brilliant amber yellow color and nuances of amber yellow, transparent. The nose denotes intense, clean, pleasing, refined and elegant aromas that start with hints of raisin, honey and lavender followed by aromas of almond, dried apricot, peach jam, date, candied fruits, orange marmalade, vanilla and nail polish. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a sweet attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, pleasing roundness. The finish is persistent with flavors of raisin, dried apricot and dried fig. This Passito di Pantelleria ages for 5 months in steel tanks followed by 8 months of aging in barrique.

Alcohol: 14.5%

Confectionery, Dried fruit tarts, Hard and piquant cheese

Suggested glass Sweet Wines 14 °C
(57 °F)
(Sweet Wines)

April 2012



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Zibibbo, Florio (Italy)

Zibibbo

Florio (Italy)

(Sicily)
Moscato d'Alessandria
Sweet Wine Sweet Wine Score:

(Sicily) This Zibibbo shows an intense amber yellow color and nuances of amber yellow, transparent. The nose denotes intense, clean and pleasing aromas that start with hints of raisin, dried fig and almond followed by aromas of honey, lavender, citrus peel and apricot jam. The mouth has good correspondence to the nose, a sweet and pleasing crisp attack, however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, pleasing roundness. The finish is persistent with flavors of raisin, dried fig and honey.

Alcohol: 16%

Dried fruit tarts

Suggested glass Sweet Wines 14 °C
(57 °F)
(Sweet Wines)

April 2012


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