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.

”1997 is like a hidden treasure kept locked away, but suddenly revealed. Certainly not an easy vintage but we made elegant wines with a good structure and very pure fruit.” – László Mészáros

For more info, visit Disznókö website.

VARIETALS
60% Furmint, 40% Hárslevelu

VINTAGE
1997

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Description

TECHNICAL DATA
Alcohol 11.5 %
Residual sugar: more than 180 g/l

APPEARANCE
Rich gold to deep amber.

NOSE
Depths of scents of dried fruits, spices and wood, honey and caramel, tea and tobacco.

PALATE
Feisty fruit flavours with great acidity underscored by layers of creaminess.
A gorgeously rich wine, showing impeccable balance and great finesse.
Luscious and luxurious.

AGEING
Aged in oak barrels.

PAIRING
Enjoy it at the end of a dinner instead of a dessert, with a characterful blue cheese, with chocolate or simply with a cigar.

READINESS FOR DRINKING
It could benefit from more bottle age, yet is delicious now.

RATINGS

94pts

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