2016 Oremus (Vega Sicilia) Tokaji Aszu 5 Puttonyos (500ml)
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2016 Oremus (Vega Sicilia) Tokaji Aszu 5 Puttonyos (500ml)

$190. 00
$2280.00 Dozen
ABV: 11.5%
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....
A gorgeous, gossamer-weight sweetie, creamy in texture yet beautifully balanced by vivid, mouthwatering acidity. Flavors of tangerine and mango explode on the palate, accented by rich hints of toffee and roasted hazelnut and fragrant notes of jasmine, lemon oil, black tea leaf and pickled ginger. Reveals a briny tang of iodine that cleans the lasting finish. Furmint, Hárslevelü, Zéta and Sárga Muskotály. Drink now through 2036.
95 points
Alison Napjus - Wine Spectator