Essencia, Tokaj — 2009 – Wine & Spirits – 98 Points
98 points

“First off, the texture is like nothing else in this world. The free-run juice of selected aszu berries, allowed to ferment with ambient yeasts to reach 1.8 abv, this is close to honey in texture, but not in any way cloying, just overpowering in its richness. Then the complexity of the flavors comes on, with floral apricot and fruity wild mushroom tones, “like being in the woods after rain,” as Corey Warren described it. Intense, complex, and lasting, this is crazy rich in its power and grace.”

JayLeen Murray, September 18, 2023
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Essencia, Tokaj — 2009 – Wine & Spirits – 98 Points