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post #16 of 25
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Originally Posted by Aficionado
Yeah. TokaY not Tokaji.

I like 3 and 4 puttonyos tokays, maybe 5, but 6 puttonyos is too sweet to my taste.

On the other hand I´ve allways wanted to taste Tokaji Eszencia even it contain about 50 per cent of sugar. Sounds pretty much like syrup

Availability of Tokaji Eszencia is also very bad in Scandinavia and the price is unbelievable high.

But maybe some day...

I've had Essenzia. It's quite good, I'm fond of Tokays in general, and 6 Puttonoyos and Essenzia are quite delicious, if expensive. I think I paid about E60 for the last bottle I picked up in budapest.
post #17 of 25
I like Pedro Ximinez sherries.

Perhaps I'll spend a little of my latest inheritance on some d'Yquem.
post #18 of 25
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by drizzt3117
I've had Essenzia. It's quite good, I'm fond of Tokays in general, and 6 Puttonoyos and Essenzia are quite delicious, if expensive. I think I paid about E60 for the last bottle I picked up in budapest.
I read some article about Tokays it says that "If your very lucky you can get bottle of Tokaji Eszencia for price of 4000FIM (~650€) from Budabest. Do you mean Tokaji Aszú Eszencia perhaps, the name is quite similar. It costs about 50-80€ I think.
post #19 of 25
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Originally Posted by Aficionado
I read some article about Tokays it says that "If your very lucky you can get bottle of Tokaji Eszencia for price of 4000FIM (~650€) from Budabest.

Do you mean Tokaji Aszú Eszencia perhaps, the name is quite similar. It costs about 50-80€ I think.

Nope, I got a few bottles of the real thing, but this was in the late 90s, I think prices have risen of late.
post #20 of 25
Thread Starter 
Ah ok. Just check Now enjoying some good Ch. Suduiraut with cheeses
post #21 of 25
Too many to mention:
(1) Sauternes, esp great d'Yquem's like 2001, 1990, 1989, 1983, 1975, 1967, 1959 etc and Coutet Cuvee Madame from 1971 on
(2) Huet Vouvray Cuvee Contance and 3 single vineyard wines like Clos du Bourg
(3) german TBA/BA from great vintages are hard to beat, esp, 1959, 1971, 1976, etc and anything from 2001 designated TBA like Muller-Catoir, Frritz Haag, Willi Shaefer, Egon Muller, JJ Prum, Max. Richter, Robert Weil, Donnhoff, Gunderloch, etc. Even more exxy than d'Yquem!!!
(4) Tokaji Eszencia and Aszu-Ezsencia - super rare though
(5) Great vintage madeiras like Bual and moscatel and malmsey
(6) Austrian wines like Kracher TBA (bit too oily and viscous for me)
(7) Aussie botrytis styles like de Bortoli Noble One are world class and hidden from US market
(8) Aussie Rutherglen fortified musacts and tokays are indeed unique and world class, esp, Rare and Grand categories which even Parker has gone ape over!! usually up to 100 years old
(9) SGN/VT's from Zind-Humbrecht, Trimbach, Josmeyer and Hugel, etc
(10) Seppelt 100-year-Old ports from Australia are indeed rare - bottles every 100 years. Current release is 1906 at $1000 per bottle. Amazing wines!
(11) Italian moscato d'asti's and Aussie moscato's (fresher and crisper than Itlainas which often arrove too old)
(12) Sweet champagnes like Veuve Clicquot Riche, Moet's Nectar, Selosse Demi-Sec etc are a nice change
post #22 of 25
Not to take anything away from good Sauternes or the various Germans, but there are some decent dessert wines made on Long Island, NY. Duck Walk makes a nice light Gewurztraminer (Aphrodite), and there are others from Pellegrini that I like very much. Pindar also makes a Cabernet Port that is satisfying with chocolate cake, if not over-subtle.
post #23 of 25
1. Tokai Azsu or Samorodni
2. Cyprus Muscat.
3. Crimean Muscats
4. Malaga (unavailable in US)
5. Good cherry (Bristol Cream I like)
6. Good vintage port with cigar.
post #24 of 25
'01 Rieussec Sauternes is the best dessert wine I've ever had. I have 1 more bottle that I'll open when I finish school, next summer.

D'Yquem I lust after, but the prices kill the lust.
post #25 of 25
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Originally Posted by bigbadbuff
'01 Rieussec Sauternes is the best dessert wine I've ever had. I have 1 more bottle that I'll open when I finish school, next summer.

D'Yquem I lust after, but the prices kill the lust.

01 Rieussec is a really good Sauternes but I think a bit more maturity would help it.

For a pretty good sweet wine that won't break the bank, try 2001 Chateau St. Michelle Icewine (which is pretty unique as I believe it was one of the only years they made it) There are some very nice BAs that are cheap as well, I can't remember the one that I usually like maybe I can find it in a search here.
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