Royal Tokaji Wine Company Aszu Eszencia (500ML) 1993

Dessert from Hungary

$179.99
Limit 12 bottles per customer
Item No. 27567

Winemaker's Notes

The excellence of the wines of Tokaji is due to several factors. Soil, macroclimate and microclimate, grape variety, the method of wine making and handling the wine all contribute to the exceptional wine we know as Tokaji (Tokay) wine. Tokaji Eszencia (Essence) is the most fabled and rarest of all. Eszencia is the first run juice of the Aszú grapes, which seeps from the press under the grapes own weight. The sugar content is extremely high, and the wine will ferment at an extremely slow rate, often over many years. Normally Essence will be used as a blending wine, although under exceptional circumstances, the best wine from the best grapes in a top vintage, will be released in its own right. These wines, will keep for many years (as will most Tokaji), and often command very high prices. Its legendary restorative properties are widely documented in Hungarian folk lore.

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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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Other Dessert Beyond Port and Sherry, here are a few of our favorites: Sauternes - the golden wine of the Sauternes region in Bordeaux, these wines are made with botrytis-affected Semillon grapes and produce a rich, honeyed concoction with an amazing balance of sweetness and acidity. Don"t discount Sauternes' neighbor, Barsac, or even the region across the river,...

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