Royal Tokaji Wine Company 5 Puttonyos (Red Label) (500ML) 1999

Dessert from Hungary

Price: $21.99
Item No. 97327
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Winemaker's Notes

The 1999 Royal Tokaji Red Label is a deliciously rich, golden-orange colored wine. It exhibits aromas of botrytis (an earthy, fresh mushroom aroma), followed by hints of tropical fruit, lemon, orange and apricot. On the palate, there are also tropical fruit flavors mixed with characteristic orange-peel and quince flavors. This is well-balanced wine with a long finish. It is ready to drink now or can be set aside to enjoy in the future.

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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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Learn About Hungary

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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