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Disznókő Tokaji Aszù 5 Puttonyos 2013 (500ml)

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Disznókő Tokaji Aszù 5 Puttonyos 2013 (500ml)
Producer Domaine Disznoko
Region, Country Tokaji, Hungary
Bottle Size 500ml
Case Size 6
Product Code 21578-500

The uniqueness of Tokaji Aszú (botrytis) wines is not only due to their terroir and the indigenous Hungarian grapes used in the blend (primarily Furmint but also Hárslevelű, Muscat Blanc, Zéta and Kövérszőlő), but also the ancient method still generally used to make the wine. Grapes without any botrytis are harvested and made into a base wine. The Aszú (late harvest grapes) are picked separately and are then added to this base wine (either whole or made into a paste) in various proportions (puttonyos). The berries, being completely dry and shrivelled, have little or no juice, so this technique allows the berries to swell and therefore enables effective pressing. After fermenting at snails’ pace (for as long as it takes) the wines are matured for at least two years in Sauternes barrels from Château Suduiraut.

The proportion of Aszú grapes was historically measured in puttonyos. A puttony is a basket for carrying grapes, so a five puttonyos wine, for example, meant that a wine had five hods of Aszú paste added to the base wine. Today the wines are classified by their residual sugar rather than the number of baskets added. The puttonyos can still be listed on the label but only 5 Puttonyos (120 g/L min) and 6 Puttonyos (min 150 g/L) can be labelled as Aszú wines. 

Disznókő Tokaji Aszù 5 Puttonyos 2013 (500ml)

Reviews

“Tasted at the Disznóko vertical in London, the 2013 Tokaji Aszu 5 Puttonyos is an (Aszú) blend of 75% Furmint, 15% Zéta and 10% Hárslevelu that was picked between September 23 and November 11 over four passages through the vineyard. It has an elegant, laid-back, almost Sauternes-like bouquet, nicely defined if not quite as complex as other vintages. The palate is crisp and fresh, a dash of stem of ginger on the entry, creamy in texture with the Azsu character more dominant here than on the nose. There is a lovely touch of mandarin and orange rind that comes through with aeration and enhances this young Tokaji that is full of potential.”
93 points, Neal Martin, Wine Advocate
“About two minutes after my first taste of this wine, my mouth is still humming, as if an electric current was running through it. The acidity is so searingly pure, fine, focused that the sweetness of the wine is almost hidden. Like tasting apricot purée made from fruit picked straight from the tree, nothing else. There is such purity and exquisite clarity to this wine that it’s almost, almost, painful. Cleansing! An absolution.”
17.5 points, Tamlyn Currin, jancisrobinson.com
“A late ripening year with an 'Aszú miracle' appearing from mid-September onwards, giving beautifully concentrated Aszú berries with intense botrytis but also great acidity. It’s still a real baby, showing creamy vanilla aromas with ripe pear, acacia and peach. It’s luscious and silky with lovely purity and superb intensity of quince and honey, and fine acids to give balance. A very lingering finish.”
95 points, Caroline Gilby MW, Decanter

Reviews

“Tasted at the Disznóko vertical in London, the 2013 Tokaji Aszu 5 Puttonyos is an (Aszú) blend of 75% Furmint, 15% Zéta and 10% Hárslevelu that was picked between September 23 and November 11 over four passages through the vineyard. It has an elegant, laid-back, almost Sauternes-like bouquet, nicely defined if not quite as complex as other vintages. The palate is crisp and fresh, a dash of stem of ginger on the entry, creamy in texture with the Azsu character more dominant here than on the nose. There is a lovely touch of mandarin and orange rind that comes through with aeration and enhances this young Tokaji that is full of potential.”
93 points, Neal Martin, Wine Advocate
“About two minutes after my first taste of this wine, my mouth is still humming, as if an electric current was running through it. The acidity is so searingly pure, fine, focused that the sweetness of the wine is almost hidden. Like tasting apricot purée made from fruit picked straight from the tree, nothing else. There is such purity and exquisite clarity to this wine that it’s almost, almost, painful. Cleansing! An absolution.”
17.5 points, Tamlyn Currin, jancisrobinson.com
“A late ripening year with an 'Aszú miracle' appearing from mid-September onwards, giving beautifully concentrated Aszú berries with intense botrytis but also great acidity. It’s still a real baby, showing creamy vanilla aromas with ripe pear, acacia and peach. It’s luscious and silky with lovely purity and superb intensity of quince and honey, and fine acids to give balance. A very lingering finish.”
95 points, Caroline Gilby MW, Decanter

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