Curatolo Arini, Marsala Superiore Dolce NV, Italy
The Marsala Superiore Dolce 5 Anni is rich and dark in the glass, showing notes of crushed hazelnut, burnt sugar and grilled pineapple. Its glycerol-like textures are lifted by bright acidity, gaining further depths from flavours of candied citrus, figs and caramel. This finishes with incredible persistence, showing dried pit fruits and roast nuts, and it`s almost salty as well, creating highly pleasurable contrasts. Nicely done.
Eric Guido, Sicily: The Island Nation, Vinous.com, 10th June 2021