2012 Disznoko Tokaji Aszu 5 Puttonyos 500ml
2012 Disznoko Tokaji Aszu 5 Puttonyos 500ml Golden to deep amber depending on its age. When young, the nose bursts with intensity: fresh fruits (very often apricot) and citrus aromas. Over 10 years old, the wine gains even greater aromatic complexity filled with dried fruits, spicy and honey notes. A display of the vintage character in flavors. A beautiful balance between vivacious acidity and sweetness. The Disznóko Tokaji Aszú 5 puttonyos tastes fresh, long and is always superbly complex and focused. Amazing length, often with a spicy finish. Spirited!
With the vivacious acidity balancing the sweetness, Disznóko Tokaji Aszú 5 puttonyos can be enjoyed alone, but also with a wide range of dishes.
95pts WE: It has a more complex bouquet than the 2013 with dried honey, grilled walnut, lanolin and yellow flowers, the kind of nose that seduces you, draws you in. The palate is medium-bodied with a viscous opening, spicier than the 2013,
Pinnacle Dessert Wines
In the foothills of Carpathian Mountains in northeast Hungary, the Tokaji region has long been prized as the source of distinctive dessert-style wines made from the native Furmint grape varietal; King Louis XIV is famously quoted as declaring Tokaji to be the “Wine of kings and king of wines”. These wines were as equally desirable as the great Sauternes from Bordeaux and with the fall of Communism and Eastern Block these great elixirs are back and better then ever. Today I bring you the house of Disznoko. Tokaj is thought to be the first vineyard region in the world to adopt a classification system and Disznoko was classified as a first growth all the way back to 1772. In 1992 the estate was aquired by new owners and over many years Disznoko has restored Tokaji’s reputation to the days it was “Wine of kings and king of wines”.
We have selected four wines to offer that are Aszu 5 and 6 puttonyos which means each botrytised shriveled berry has been hand selected one by one to go into the level of sweetness or the number of Puttonyos. Most aszú wines are made by blending a paste of botrytized grapes with still wine. The number of puttonyos refers to the amount of paste used in the blend—the more paste, the sweeter the wine. Today only 5 and 6 puttonyos are permitted on the labels. Experience some of the greatest dessert wines made today and when you compare their prices to the great Sauternes make them even more desirable.