2008 The Royal Tokaji Wine Co. "Red Label" Aszú 5 Puttonyos (500ml)

SKU #1122471 92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 High-toned aromas of apricot, white raisin and spices. Supersweet but with bracing but harmonious acidity energizing the pure apricot flavor. At once sweet and salty on the back end, boasting superb retention of pure fruit. Showed a slightly edgy quality with 24 hours in the recorked bottle.  (6/ 2014)

92 points Wine Spectator

 Shows some intensity, with aromas and flavors of orange peel, grapefruit, clove and dried apricot. This is vibrant and tangy, offering a long aftertaste that introduces smoke and mineral elements. Drink now through 2028. (Web Only--2014)

91 points Wine Enthusiast

 Aromas of butterscotch, apricot preserves and vanilla caramel lead to flavors of quince preserves and apricot tart. Round in the mouth, it shows excellent structure and delights with refreshing acidity on the finish.  (4/ 2014)

K&L Notes

This is the benchmark bottling for Tokaji dessert wines in the U.S. market. Royal Tokaji's 5 Puttonyos is honeyed and viscous with a fruit profile of citrus, apricot, and pineapple which is enlivened by almost searing acidity. A unique mineral profile drives the very long finish and informs the experience with Tokaji's legendary terroir and history that goes back hundreds of years. This is a noble sweet wine of unmatched value, and there is a stunning amount of flavor packed into a 500ml bottle. It is in a perfect comfort zone with fruit and pastry desserts, as well as (of course) blue cheese.

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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.