The Royal Tokaji Wine Co. Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos Birsalmás 2006

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94 points Wine Spectator: Superclean and defined, delivering beeswax, apricot, clementine and saline mineral notes th...

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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 gemst... Read more

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 gemst... Read more

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 gemst... Read more

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Snooth User: Tyler Worth
497729839
4.50 5
07/18/2010

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/ )


Snooth User: Tyler Worth
497729839
4.50 5
07/18/2010

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/ )


Snooth User: Tyler Worth
497729839
4.50 5
07/18/2010

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/ )


Snooth User: Petar Petrović
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4.50 5
01/20/2012

Pure perfection!


External Reviews for The Royal Tokaji Wine Co. Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos Birsalmás

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

This offers bushels of citrus, from lemon to orange marmalade. It's sweet yet fresh, bold yet refined, and ought to gain in complexity over the next decade.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

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.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

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 26,000-case production wine is a steal at this price.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

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.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Alluring aromas of gingersnap cookies, apricot and orange marmalade. Sweet, yet deftly balanced by lively structure. Fine lingering finish, where the harmony really shows. Drink now through 2020.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

A deep, lush nose of honey, marmalade and lemon leads into fresh, bright fruit and acid undertones melded with luscious honey, orange peel and quince. A lingering finish spun with spice adds to the complex, elegant nature. Pair with cheeses, foie gras.


External Review
07/07/2011

WA 94pts - #28 on Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of 2010 - Winemaker Notes - 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. Wonderful and lively acidity. A touch of mint also appears with its cooling and refreshing effects. Thanks to the crispy acidity, it is not the sweetness, but the rich aromas that add up to the extremely long finish, Very promising, already fascinating asz wine.


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Winemaker's Notes:

94 points Wine Spectator: 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. (6/30/10)

94 points Wine Spectator: 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. (6/30/10)

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