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