The 2019 Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Tralivio gains in momentum at each tilt of the glass, blossoming with an enticing bouquet that mixes dusty dried flowers and ginger that give way to sweet yellow apples and blanched almonds. This is a textural thrill ride, entering the palate silky and round, almost oily in feel, yet with a cut of acidity and saline-minerality further contrasted by a wave of ripe pear nectar and apricot. There's an unbelievable amount of tension that lingers, puckering the cheeks yet also keeping the mouth watering for more, as nuances of lemon and lime mix with a salty flourish. Enjoy the 2019 today for its sheer intensity, or cellar it for a number of years to get the maximum effect. Bravo. This is likely the most complete and balanced Tralivio I've ever tasted.

Eric Guido - Vinous Media (93)