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.
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 ?????.