An exploration of wine

682. Royal Tokaji Wine Company, Tokaji 5 Puttonyos Blue Label, 2006

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Book 4 Wine 682

£19.95, 12.5%

Picked out for a Christmas dessert wine example for a wine tasting at Albion. Overall, a decent – if a touch simple – example of a Tokaji. An entry-level Tokaji perhaps. Pale-medium amber. Pronounced nose of honeyed preserved orange, with creamy vanilla, roasted peach and gentle toast notes. Quite – but not very – complex. Sweet, medium+ bodied, but with at least medium+ acidity to keep this definitely refreshing. On the palate, the simplicity is a bit more obvious – quite sugary flavours of honey and preserved oranges. A little beeswax on the mid-palate, then a medium+ length honey-laced finish. Lost against Hidalgo Triana PX in a match-off for mince pies though.

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