Principe Pallavicini Stillato 2016 500ml
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Principe Pallavicini Stillato 2016

Lazio - Italy

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Deep yellow-gold. Orange oil and gingery oak spices complicate ripe peach, mango salad and saffron on the high-toned nose. Pliant and nicely concentrated, showing a rich, luscious and almost oily texture to its flavors of lemon curd, tropical citrus fruits and sweet spices. Conveys an impression of solid extract and finishes with outstanding length and multilayered complexity. Very rich, long and suave, this wine showcases just how great the Malvasia del Lazio (aka. Malvasia Puntinata) cultivar can be (it’s official name is Malvasia del Lazio, but is not to be confused with Malvasia Bianca di Candia, another Lazio Malvasia variety). This strikes me as being one of the better recent vintages of Stillato, but there have been many exceptional bottles of this wine, one of Italy’s top dozen or so best sweet wines of the last two decades.

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