Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2006!
The 2000 Red Label is straw-colored with a hint of gold. On the nose, there are fruit aromas dominated by apricot and quince, with a lovely touch of wild flowers and orange peel. The palate exhibits ripe orange, figs and orange and grapefruit peel flavors, with a hint of honey at the end. This is a well-balanced wine, with a nice velvety texture and excellent length.
Six vintages of the Royal Tokaji Red Label have been produced since its premier release of the 1990 vintage. Since then, the Red Label wine has been made in 1991, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1999 and 2000. This wine is a blend of carefully selected grapes from several of Royal Tokaji's vineyards. The summer and fall of 2000 were dry in the Tokaj wine region, resulting in finely-matured grapes. Harvest began mid-September and went through early November.
Rating: 94 points, Editor's Choice
"An amazing wine that is a benchmark for its class. Pure scents of dried apricot, citrus, jasmine and melon are coated with Asian spices, while the mouth is honeyed but nuanced, with flavors of dried spices, apricot marmalade and citrus fruits. What sets this wine apart is its mouthwatering acidity. A blend of grapes from multiple vineyards, this ... wine is a steal at this price."
- Wine Enthusiast, June 2006
The top 3 most liked reviews for this wine.
A Customer - San Diego, CA
Sipping this wine right now, I have to concur with all the other reviews. While very sweet, it has a balanced, almost nectar-like slightly tart flavor where you can taste apricots, honey, orange marmalade, dates and others in rich layers. The first sip can be shocking, but the complexity will keep you coming back for more. Someone I know had been to Europe while in college, and still remembered the sweet wines in Hungary, without their recommendation I might not have tried it for some time.
As another reviewer said, a steal under $30. Great for special occasions
A Customer - long beach, ca
This wine is amazing--especially at this price. If you have been put off dessert wines because of their cloying sweetness, try this one! The acidity creates the perfect balance. five stars!!
A Customer - Sterling, Illinois
This is an exceptional sipping wine. We've been enjoying it presented in a cordial glass. Best slightly chilled,served alone or with cheese or fruit.
This is a wine to sit and enjoy the aroma and flavor!
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