Hungarian Tokaji is Good with Two Desserts

img_2198.jpegWe don’t drink many dessert wines, not least because we rarely eat desserts unless we are entertaining guests.

However, we had some ready-made desserts in the fridge and a dessert wine we wanted to try.  We had managed to buy a 50cl bottle of St Stephans Crown Tokaji 2008, 5 Puttonyos Hungarian sweet white dessert  wine at a very reasonable price from Tesco. Hungarian Tokaji is viewed by many as an aristocrat among sweet wines.

First up was a Delici sea salt caramel Belgian dessert from Costco. The packaging describes the dessert as a “delicate blend of crushed speculoos cookies and fleur de sel caramel, topped with an intense cream caramel mousse and finished with a dark chocolate ganache.” Very tasty.

The second dessert was a Gü maple and pecan pie from Tesco.  This is described as “a crumbly pecan biscuit base, topped with a creamy maple syrup-infused cheesecake.” Another enjoyable dessert.

Now for the wine.  We found it honeyed with burnt caramel, woodiness and a sweet smoothness.  However, it was not overly sweet.  A lovely wine.

Whilst we thought the wine was a good match with the sea salt caramel dessert, it was better with the maple and pecan pie.

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