Essencia is the rare free-run juice from botrytized Tokaji grapes, and if you've ever wondered what all the fuss is about, this bottle is as reasonably priced as it gets. It boasts an unctuously creamy palate that's full of delicious honey, tropical fruit and vanilla-caramel notes. It's flecked with a white flower tone, with striking acidity that lingers on the finish.
Anna Lee C. Iijima joined Wine Enthusiast in 2010. A former attorney turned beverage devotee, she holds a Diploma in Wine and Spirits from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust and is a student in the Masters of Wine Program. She is also an Advanced Sake Professional of the Sake Education Council with an enduring love for saké and shochu.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org