2005 The Royal Tokaji Wine Company Red Label 5 puttonyos 500ml

SKU #1047967

94 Points and one the Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of 2009: "...this is intense and complex, with apricot, honey, smoke, spice and mineral fl avors that won’t quit...Drink now through 2025". This perfectly balanced 5 puttonyos wine is the bechmark for Tokaji. As in all aszu wines, the three grape varieties are Furmint, Harslevelu and Muscat de Lunel. The characteristics are a vivid gold color with honeyed apricot and orange peel flavors which are uplifted with dramatic acidity.

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 By: Adam S. |  Review Date: 6/23/2010 
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Nice mouth feel, relatively balanced sweetness with acidity on the attack. However too much sweetness on the midpalate and after taste. Flavors of melon on the mid palate and bitters on the after taste, but a lacking secondary flavors.

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Other White Wines

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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.