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The Royal Tokaji Wine Co. Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos Birsalmás 2006
95 points. In the glass this wine looks the way that it tastes; golden like sunshine. The color alone is impressive, with its intense liquid gemstone cast, but the nose is extraordinary. The blend of different components is fascinating. I immediately pick up on a vague graphite tone, but it leads strongly into something that I can only describe as wildflowers growing in a forest. There is an exotic orchid aroma, soft apricot, and something vaguely like sweet, ripe dates, and a good spin in the glass releases tons of marmalade, spice rack aromas, and fresh baked-good tones. I could sit and sniff this wine for hours, but it’s just too inviting for that. The first sip of this wine is rapturous. Bright, wonderful sweetness explodes on the palate, with tropical flowers and rose petals, cinnamon and golden caramel, and tons and tons of spiced marmalade. There is also apple jelly, a very vague hazelnut component and a finish that is strangely reminiscent of chocolate. This wine is EPIC! The acidity is amazingly bright and sunny, and it leaves the palate craving more. The balance is spectacular, the body is rich and full, and it remains refined while being smooth and luscious. There is absolutely no reason why anyone with even the slightest interest in wine should not be begging, borrowing, or stealing to get their hands on this. Plus, at $35, this is the steal of a lifetime. I would typically expect to pay at least 3 times that much to find this kind of intensity, complexity, and refinement in a table wine. This wine is amazing all around, and best of all, because of its lightness, it would go just as well with appetizers, like a cheese and salumi platter, as it would dessert. Twice the opportunity to enjoy. This wine is a must; definitely Worth Buying. Source: What's Worth Drinking: Royal Tokaji Tasting ( http://whatsworthdrinking.com/2010/05/10/post-13-royal-tokaji-tasting/ )
External Reviews for The Royal Tokaji Wine Co. Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos Birsalmás
Nearly every discussion of the prestigious wines of Hungary includes Tokaji, the country's famed dessert wine. This is a stunningly well priced bottle full of apricots and peaches on the palate. It's sweet, but it has bright acidity to balance out its richness. Give it a light chill and enjoy it with Stilton, nuts, and salty fare - or just be a purist and enjoy it for everything it is on its own.
A clear golden amber colour. At first, botrytis, apricot, orange peel and honey hit the nose, followed more explicitly by the fig, with wood and smoky notes flashing up, and both orange peel and honey returning in the end. The palate is rich with orange and notes of botrytis, which is then swept by apricot with a citrusy aftertaste.
A Tokay Pinot Gris wine from in Hungary. 2006 The Royal Tokaji Wine Co. Tokaji Aszu 5 Puttonyos Red Label 500ml
Just one whiff of this wine reveals an intoxicating perfume of wildflower honey marked with zesty, fresh orange peel. An intensely concentrated honey elixir, it ripples persistently on the palate with a brilliant spray of Meyer lemon juice and a rich, vanilla cream note.
#28 on 2010 Top 100; Superclean and defined, delivering beeswax, apricot, clementine and saline mineral notes that converge on the racy finish. Refined in both texture and profile, with harmony and a long aftertaste. Drink now through 2030. 5,637 cas... Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from in Hungary. 2006 The Royal Tokaji Wine Co. Tokaji Aszu 5 Puttonyos Red Label 500ml
Superclean and defined, delivering beeswax, apricot, clementine and saline mineral notes that converge on the racy finish. Refined in both texture and profile, with harmony and a long aftertaste. Drink now through 2030. 5,637 cases made. -BS Wine Spectator. A Tokay Pinot Gris wine from in Hungary. 2006 The Royal Tokaji Wine Co. Tokaji Aszu 5 Puttonyos Red Label 500ml
Slight oxidation adds nutty accents and an iodine note to this sinewy dessert white. There's not a lot of flesh, yet this is intense and complex, with apricot, honey, smoke, spice and mineral flavors that won't quit. This has a dry, chalky feel on the finish. Drink now through 2025.
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