1993 Chateau Pajzos Tokaji Esszencia 500 ml

Year: 1993
Appellation: Tokaji
Country: Hungary
Wine Spectator: 99
Wine Advocate: 100
Dessert Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 7.0%
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"One of the world's finest dessert wines. Sensational, ultrasweet Tokay, yet with a lovely citrus underpinning that keeps it from being heavy. Like melted honey, with lime and pineapple, this is one of those marvelous gems that makes you swoon in delight. Tempting now into the 21st century. A collector's item to drink in small portions, by itself, to celebrate life. 165 cases made." (WS)

"We finished with a perfect wine, the 1993 Château Pajzos Esszencia from Hungary. It looked like motor oil, but the wine possessed such great acidity that everything was fresh, vibrant, and well-balanced. Marmalade, a liqueur of nuts, fruitcake, plum, and caramelized tropical fruit characteristics are all present in this deep amber-colored wine. Incredibly intoxicating from an aromatic point of view, this vibrant, well-focused, amazing wine proves the greatness of the finest wines of Tokaji." -Robert Parker, Picasso, Las Vegas, June 2009

Winery Notes:
The historic Pajzos 1993 Esszencia, has been internationally acclaimed. In the USA, the Wine Spectator awarded it 99 points and wrote glowingly that the Ch. Pajzos Esszencia is “one of the world’s finest dessert wines…. A collector’s item to drink in small portions, by itself, to celebrate life.” Recently, on his website, Robert Parker described the Pajzos Esszencia as “virtually perfect” and ranked it “99+”.

From Hugh Johnson’s World Atlas of Wine: “The most luxurious Tokay of all is made only from the juice that aszú berries naturally exude as they are waiting to be crushed. This Essencia is up to 60% sugar and will hardly ferment at all. Of all the essences of the grape it is the most velvety, oily, peach-like and penetrating. Its fragrance lingers in the mouth like incense. No age is too great for it. What it is like at 200 years (some of the great Polish cellars kept it that long) only the Tsars can tell.”