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Close Out Special – Royal Takaji Red Label – WS 94/WE91

Close out Special$41.99 – $31.99 (limited to 30 in stock)

The 2005 Red Label is imbued with a golden amber color. Its perfume resonates with ripe fruit, honey and orange peel. The palate offers lusciousness and complexity balanced by fine acidity, which leads to a clean and refreshing finish. It will age beautifully for several years.

Only eight vintages of the Royal Tokaji Red Label have been produced since its premier release of the 1990 vintage. Since then, the Red Label has been made in 1991, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2003 and 2005. This wine is a blend of carefully selected grapes from several of Royal Tokaji’s first and second growth vineyards.

Serving Suggestions – Serve slightly chilled (50 to 54 degrees) in a small port glass or a glass of similar size (there are approximately eight two-ounce servings per 500ml bottle). Tokaji Aszú wines are wonderful on their own as an apéritif or as a digestif, with cigars and petits fours. These wines also pair well with a wide variety of foods, including foie gras, fruit tarts, chocolate desserts, and blue and soft cheeses.

Wine Spectator – 94 point “…this is intense and complex, with apricot, honey, smoke, spice and mineral flavors that won’t quit.” – Bruce Sanderson October 15, 2009

Wine Enthusiast -93 points “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.” – Susan Kostrzewa August 2009

The Tasting Panel – 91 points “Silky, rich and creamy; lovely and long.” – Anthony Dias Blue September 2009

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