Disznókö Tokaji Aszú Eszencia (500 ml)

Disznókö is one of the most famous producers of sweet Tokaji in the world.
The estate owns only one large vineyard of about 250 acres, classified in 1772 and planted only with local indigenous grape, in particular Furmint. These wines are considered among the best sweet wines in the world, classified in puttonyos according to their residual sugar levels that express at their best the Hungarian tradition and terroir.

The Aszú grapes (shrivelled grapes affected by noble rot and dried on the vine) are collected manually in wooden hods of 25 kg (Puttonys), then are poured in a vat (136 liters) of must or wine (Gönci-cask), according to a method established in the 17th century.

”The 1999 vintage is sharp as a diamond with aromas of great precision. Classical, elegant, immortal. The last vintage of the 90s and a milestone to the memory of the great wines of Disznókő.” – László Mészáros

For more info, visit Disznókö website.

VARIETALS
70% Furmint, 30% Hárslevelu

VINTAGE
1999

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Description

TECHNICAL DATA
Alcohol 10.5 %
Residual sugar: more than 180 g/l

APPEARANCE
Burnished amber.

NOSE
The nose reveals fruity notes of ripe orange, fresh apricot and mango mingled with more complex aromas of caramel, dried fruit, honey, spices, tobacco, tea and timber.

PALATE
Generous fruit sweetness with hints of citrus, dried fruit and botrytis emphasizes elegant creamy finish and is in a wonderful balance with the bright acidity on the palate with a broad structure and a really lovely lingering finish.

AGEING
Aged in oak barrels.

PAIRING
This wine is created for meditation and to be enjoyed postprandial both in pure form and in tandem with coffee or cigar or in combination with blue cheese, chocolate or chocolate desserts.

READINESS FOR DRINKING
Drink now through 2030.

RATINGS

95pts

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