2000 Hétszölö Tokaji Aszu 5 Puttonyos (500ml)

SKU #1032431 94 points Wine Spectator

 A gorgeous dessert white, now showing some maturity, with butter, spice, salted caramel and mulled citrus flavors. It all hangs together beautifully on the supple texture, its acidity well-integrated, with a long, satisfying aftertaste. Drink now through 2025.  (6/ 2010)

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Hungary

- Better known for its paprika than its wine, Hungary is nonetheless one of Eastern Europe's most significant wine-producing countries. Exerjo, Furmint, Hárslevelü and Mezesfeher are just some of the indigenous (and unpronounceable!) varieties most widely planted. And Tokaji is Hungary's biggest success story. Made since the sixteenth century, Tokaji is an extremely sweet wine that was adored by the Russian Tsars. It is made in a manner similar to Sherry, and is reputed to be the longest lived, non-fortified wine in existence (a few hundred years is not unheard of). Hungary's continental climate--predictably cold winters and hot summers--makes it an ideal location for Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon as well. Click for a list of bestselling items from Hungary.