Liquid Gold – Tokaji Aszu dessert wine

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Tokaji Aszú is a sweet botrytised wine from northeastern Hungary, prized by connoisseurs around the world. Elizabeth Gabay reports

Known as the “king of wines and the wine of kings”, the botrytised sweet, golden wines of Tokaj have for many centuries been sought after by Europe’s aristocracy and royalty. Located today in the region straddling the border between northeastern Hungary and southeastern Slovakia, close to the border with Ukraine, Tokaj is regarded as one of the oldest, wine appellations delimited by Royal Decree in 1737.

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