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

SKU #1122471

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. The 2008 vintage has not yet been professionally reviewed, but the 2007 garnered 93 points from Wines & Spirits and 92 points from both Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast.

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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.