1988 Édes Különleges Minöségi Fehérbor Tokaji Aszú 3 Puttonyos, Hungary, Wine Review

Vintage: 
1988
Score: 
86
Grade: 
B

Honestly, expectations were very low for this.  From a 250ml bottle.  In the bottle, it looked like balsamic vinegar but once poured it was more the color of iced tea.  Clear and bright.  If served blind, the guess would be Vin Santo.  The nose is nutty with caramel but also a slight honey and pear.  Medium to full bodied but viscous.  On the palate, this is just barely sweet.  More like semi-sweet.  Caramel and nutty flavors with some burnt cashew notes.  Some acidity.  Moderate finish.  Certainly a respectable showing at age 33 from a 250ml bottle!  

2008 Disznókő Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos, Hungary, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2008
Score: 
90
Grade: 
A-

Light golden in color.  The nose is nice with honey, ever so slight nuttiness, and some apricot.  On the palate, this is sweet.  Someone suggested "Jolly Rancher" candies and that is pretty accurate.  I might have said honeyed/sugary peaches.  There is good acidity to balance it out.  A little goes a long way.  This should last for decades to come.