Hungarian Wine among the Top 100

According to the website of the Hungarian National Tourist Office, The Royal Tokaji 5 Puttonyos Aszú 2005 Red Label is listed among the world's best 100 wines by Wine Spectator.

The American magazine ranks the Tokaji in 44th place in its 2009 compilation.
According to the website of the magazine this annual list, which debuted in 1988, reflects significant trends, spotlights successful regions and recognizes outstanding producers.

In 2009, they reviewed more than 17,000 new releases from around the world in blind tastings. More than 3,800 of these wines earned outstanding ratings (90 points or higher on a 100-point scale). They narrowed the list down based on four criteria: quality (represented by score); value (reflected by release price); availability (measured by case produced or imported); and an X-factor they call excitement.

The number one wine of 2009 is Columbia Crest Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley Reserve 2005.

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