1995 Royal Tokaji Aszu Essencia Tokaj-Hegyalja Hungary
$599.99 USD $666.99 USD
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Thick and dense yet never heavy, with aromas that flit from floral and vegetal to caramel and smoke and back again. There's noticeable sweetness matched by a brisk acidity that need time to integrate. Fine, lingering finish. Seems monolithic today, so be patient.
94 Points Wine Spectator
Deep amber colour. Candied fruits, aniseed and orange peel. Very lifted and fragrant. A feisty palate with apricot and peach. Lacks a little cohesion at the moment but it is very complex and engaging, a lovely transparency about it. Excellent, but wait a few years. Range: 94.
94 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The sweetest Asze wine, with 217 grams per liter of sugar (only pure Essencia is sweeter). Honeyed nuts, brown sugar, orange blossom and chocolate aromas waft from the glass. Full and viscous in the mouth, this balanced wine, with a modest 8.5% alcohol, has beautiful flavors of toffee, caramel and orange tea. Finishes long and complex.
92 Points Wine Enthusiast