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2003 Royal Tokaji Essencia


Price: 575,00 €
incl. 19% VAT, shipping costs included
price per liter: 1533,33 €

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Description

Royal Tokaji´s new 2003 Essencia combines the taut ample acidity of the 1999 and the charming balanced richness of the 2000, which was rated 100/100 by Robert Parker.

Producer: ROYAL TOKAJI WINE CO.
Location: Mád
Alcoholic Content: 2 % vol
Residual Sugar Content: 510,6 g/l
Acidity: 14,1 g/l
Bottle Size: 0,375 l

Contains sulfite.

Every precious bottle is presented in a custom designed mahagoni wood box, with brass-plated fittings. Included with the bottle is a personal presentation card from the directors of the Royal Tokaji Company, together with a cut glass Tokaji spoon.

In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Tokaji Essencia was regarded as so rare and precious that rather than being served in a glass, a few drops were often poured into a specially created crystal or mother-of-pearl spoon like the one that comes with this box. No other wine has ever been drunk like this, but then again, there is no other wine like Tokaji Essencia.


Rating:
Wine & Spirits 95 points  - Top 100 wines of 2013
Wine Enthusiast 94 points
Wine Spectator 93 points


„This is surprisingly delicate for something so concentrated. It pours like warm honey, coating the tongue in a soft, silky blanket of flavor, all apricot and orange at first. As it warms in the mouth, notes of wildflower honey, orange blossoms and green tea emerge, a faint earthy flavor rumbling an octave below. At 2.23 percent alcohol and 511 grams of residual sugar per liter, it should pretty much live forever, a rarity to revel in by the teaspoon.“
Tara Q. Thomas, Wine & Spirits, December 2012

„Surprisingly subtle, yet maddeningly complex, this is a rare treat to unravel slowly, sip by sip. Sweet and honeyed on the nose with scents of freesia, orange peel and stone fruit, but accented with just a hint of sun dried hay. The palate is deeply concentrated with undulating waves of honey, beeswax and fruit, but balanced with striking tangerine acidity. Remarkably long on the finish.“
Monica Larner, Wine Enthusiast, May 2012

„Orange amber. Apricots, raisins, intense more than outright complex, superbly fresh and nuanced nose, layered and deep. High acidity, fruity, nuanced, refreshing and lively palate, superb, pure, incredibly long. 97 ***** “
Christer Byklum, mywinesandmore.blogspot.fr, Jan 2014

„Viscous, sweet and syrupy, with rich layers of apricot compote, baked peach and golden raisin puree dominating the palate. Spice and light herb notes flicker in the round finish.“
Nathan Wesley, Wine Spectator, 2012

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