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Wine

Seeking alternative to grade 3 or 4 puttonyos Tokaji

greygarious | Dec 6, 201403:11 PM     3

I use Tokaji Aszu in a couple of cooking recipes of my own creation.
The price has fluctuated wildly over the years; when I came up with these uses, it was reasonable. Now it's very spendy. What I need is a raisiny, botrytized wine with notable astringency despite its sweetness (the level of the latter is unimportant).

Can anyone recommend a readily-available, cheap-to-midrange wine that I can use instead? Maybe some type of domestic port? Someone gave me a 3-puttonyos TokajiAszu decades ago, which is how I first came to experiment with it. My wine experience and knowledge are very limited and I would not like to have to try out a lot of bottles. TIA

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