The grapes for this wine are picked 1 berry at a time. Along with Chateau Yquem, this is one of the top 2 dessert wines in the world. The juice is undiluted and barely fermented (only 7% alc by vol); so the wine is sweet, but not heavy. This is the 'nectar of the gods' and is extremely limited and very rare. Robert Parker has given this wine a coveted 100-point rating.
Tasting Notes
Honeyed, unctuous, orange blossoms. Deep amber color with wonderful aromatics. Full, round, and viscous on the palate with fresh, vibrant acidity. Super smooth and long finish. Like drinking melted honey with citrus, caramel, and tropical fruit.
Food Pairings
Excellent with fois gras. Could also be paired with big rich desserts, but frankly the Esszencia IS dessert.
Grand Cru
Grape Makeup
Mostly Furmint and Harslevelu
Case Made
extremely rare
Cellar Potential
decades years