Royal Tokaji Wine Company 5 Puttonyos (Red Label) (500ML) 2007

Dessert from Hungary

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Item No. 110012
  • WS92
  • WE92
Alcohol By Volume: 11.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

Medium gold in appearance, with a fine, fresh bouquet of orange peel and flowers. On the palate it has an excellent balance, the sweetness being offset by fine acidity. There are flavors of tropical fruit and oranges with a great length. This is a perfect example of a five puttonyos wine.

Tokaji Aszú wines are wonderful on their own as an apéritif or with cigars and petits fours. These wines also pair well with a wide variety of foods, including foie gras, fruit tarts, chocolate desserts, and blue and soft cheeses.

Critical Acclaim

"Sweet, with luscious apricot, peach compote and golden raisin held up by a well of latent acidity that drives the spice, chalk and candied lemon zest notes on the long finish. Drink now through 2020."
92 Points

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Rating:
(11/21/2011)
This is nearly as fine a sticky as can be found. It has a sumptuous feel in the mouth–silky is the word that comes to mind. Lots of fruit, especially berries. But like all the great Tokai wines this is not a one note wonder. This is not as bright a wine as some of the other Tokai's that I have enjoyed, but it has an added depth.. If one can overcome the nearly overwhelming desire to have more, and more, and slow down the drinking process, one can enjoy a deliciously long finish where a balancing acid lets layers of fruit seem to uncover one after another. I give this one ?????.
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(3/18/2012)
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Learn About Royal Tokaji Wine Company Map ItMap It

The first Tokaji Aszú (toh-KAY ah-SOO) wine was created in the 1600s, perhaps by accident - a harvest delayed by threat of enemy invasion. In 1700, Tokaj became the first European region to have its vineyards classified, its uniquely varied terroirs and climates rated Primae Classis, Secundae Classis, Tertius Classis (1st Growth, 2nd Growth, 3rd Growth) by Prince Rakoczi of...

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Wine of Kings and the King of Wines The most well-known and important wine in Hungary is Tokay-Aszú, truly one of the world's greatest sweet wines. Louis XIV - France's Sun King - once called the wine, vinum regum, rex vinorum, translated as, the wine of kings and the king of wine. Unfortunately, the king of wine suffered during Hungary's 50-year communist regime - exports...

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