Tuesday, October 25, 2011

2006 Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos

2006 Royal Tokaji 5 Puttonyos2006 Royal Tokaji 5 Puttonyos

2006 Royal Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos | Hungary

Aszú wines always have the most stunning colour. And everytime I drink them, every single time . . . I ask myself why I don't have any in the cellar. I'd truthfully have no problem replacing every bottle of Sauternes I have with these wines. Who knew, that in addition to pornstars, Hungary could have such exquisite exports?!

I adore Royal Tokaji. Absolutely adore this wine. That's a bit different than even being excited - if there's any wine that I desperately need in my cellar, it's this one. It has all the earthy apricot and honey that is so singular. This 2006 is a bit less viscous, with a more subtle botrytis character, compared to the 2005. It's the low alcohol that makes the wine work so well, I'm sure of it. Acidity just shines because of the alcohol, absolutely cutting into your palate on the finish. Love it. But these wines are still so young. Working on it, working on it.

One question though . . . why the 20 cL bottle format? Just doesn't make any sense, to go smaller than a half bottle.


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