Bright pale golden yellow. Underbrush and earth tones dominate the yellow fruit aromas on the nose. Dense, rich and thick, but with good acid lift to the almond paste and sweet spice flavors. Finishes juicy and long with a hint of powdered rocks and of wet underbrush. Strikes me as a much more herbal rather than lemony version of Carricante. The two bottles I tried also seemed to be slightly more evolved than I would have expected: a problem with corks, perhaps, and that I did not find with either the 2015 or the 2016 Etna Bianco Superiore, both of which appear to be evolving at a normal pace.
Drink Dates: 2019-2023
Author: Ian D'Agata
Jeb Dunnuck | Rating: 91
Both these wines are made by the team at Rhys. The 2014 Etna Bianco Superiore is a smoking good white that has plenty of honeyed minerality, brioche, caramelized citrus, and even a hint of petrol. It’s medium-bodied, bright, and juicy on the palate, with a dry finish, and it’s going to be great on the dinner table.
Author: Jeb Dunnuck
Wine Advocate | Rating: 92
The 2014 Etna Bianco Superiore is lovely, wafting from the glass with aromas of waxy lemon rind, rock salt and subtle blanched almond. On the palate, it's medium-bodied and very racy, tense and taut, with lovely energy and cut, concluding with a saline, mouthwatering finish. I'd expect it to put on weight with a year or two in bottle.