The 2018 Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Superiore Misco leaps from the glass with intense citrus yet rich, creamy, even spicy, more like lemon curd than fresh fruit, offset by musky crushed stone and dusty florals. It hits the palate with silky, round textures, ushering in ripe yellow fruits laced with salty minerals, all framed by brisk acids. The finish is long and incredibly fresh, leaning more toward the tart spectrum, hinting at orange rinds and wild herbal tones. The Misco is a wine of contrasts, with satiating richness yet overbrimming with energy. 92/100.