2016 Oremus (Vega Sicilia) Tokaji Aszu 3 Puttonyos (500ml)
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2016 Oremus (Vega Sicilia) Tokaji Aszu 3 Puttonyos (500ml)

$99. 99
$1199.88 Dozen
ABV: 12%
Closure: Cork

Tokaji Aszú is a noble sweet wine made by blending dried and noble rotten berries to a dry base wine. Taste and quality of the Aszú mainly depend on the number of hods (puttonyos) filled with dry berries (25 kilograms each), which are added to a cask (Gönc type, 136 liters) of dry base wine. Consequently, the proportion between aszú berries and dry base wine is about 1:1 for a 6 puttonyos Aszú. Aszú Eszencia is made with the same process, and is a classification above 6 puttonyos where the ratio of noble dry berries to wine is more akin to 7-10 puttonyos. This is not to be confused with Tokaji Essencia which is a fermentation of just the free run juice of the dried noble berries as they rest in the vat.

Other Reviews....
Fine and creamy, with a mouthwatering spine of acidity that carries flavors of apricot tart, tangerine and butterscotch underscored by a tangy streak of salinity. Furmint, Hárslevelü, Zéta and Sárga Muskotály. Drink now through 2030.
92 points
Alison Napjus - Wine Spectator