Royal Tokaji Wine Company Essencia (375ML half-bottle) 2000

Dessert from Hungary

$571.00 $449.00
Save $122.00
Item No. 96409
  • collectible wine
  • WN98
  • WS97
  • WE95
Alcohol By Volume: 2.0%

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

Honey, apricot, hints of butterscotch all contribute to the wonderful balance of citrusy acids which prevent it being dominated by extremely high sugar levels.

Critical Acclaim

"Dark amber color fading to gold at the rim. Fresh nose of honey and free-run juice complemented by faint floral qualitites. Medium-thick entry imparts a lusciousness of bright fruit - from sweet, free-run gewurztraminer to dried, honeyed and fresh nectarine and apricot with a touch of butterscotch. Light acidity brightens any cloying aspect or suggestino of thickness. Finishes in the throat and memory longer than in the mouth."
98 Points

"The essence of orange blossom, dried apricot, tobacco and butterscotch aromas and flavors. This is thick and viscous, with a vivid structure and a saturated finish. Intensely sweet. A drop goes a long way."
97 Points

"This famed Hungarian dessert wine never disappoints. An elegant nose of honey, apricot, butterscotch and spice is followed by a luxuriant, mouth-coating wave of satiny honey and apricot flavors, balanced by citrusy acidity. Complex, perfectly poised, it’s a wine with both pedigree and charm—delicious when sipped alone or paired with a mild Roquefort or fruit. "
95 Points

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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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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Learn About Other Dessert

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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