Royal Tokaji 6 Puttonyos Aszu Gold Label 2016 - 500ml

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94pts Antonio Galloni's Vinous
The Royal Tokaji 6 Puttonyos Aszu Gold Label dessert wine has to be tasted to be believed. We fondly refer to it as the nectar of the gods. Don't miss out winelovers.

Antonio Galloni's Vinous:  "The 2016 Gold Label Tokaji Aszú 6 Puttonyos, which delivers 188g/L residual sugar, is slightly more limpid in the glass than the Blue Label. The aromatics are also a serious and tangible step up, with much more Aszú character coming through: dried honey, a light adhesive aroma, orange pith and quince explode from the glass. The palate is ripe and viscous on the entry, then very fine acidity imparts great tension, particularly toward the finish. There is an underlying salinity at play that keeps the saliva flowing, yet unlike some botrytized dessert wines, this does not feel heavy or cloying in any way. Superb. Drinking window: 2022-2050." Aug 2020

Winery: "Rich intense nose with hints of grapefruit and spice. Full flavoured with citrus, peach and apricot fruit and a fine balance of sweetness and acidity and a long, crisp finish.

Excellent quality Aszú berries with good structure and perfect botrytis were macerated in fermenting must for two days. After pressing and fermentation the wines had a perfect balance. Gold Label was filled into 300 or 500 litre second or third fill Hungarian oak casks and transferred down into Royal Tokaji's extensive, deep underground cellars to mature for over two years. The final blend was made during early spring 2016 and the wine bottled in May.

Enjoy at this young age or cellar for future enjoyment as the wine matures. Sip on its own as an aperitif, serve with fruit based desserts or hard cheeses or enjoy this mouth watering wine on its own instead of a dessert. Serving temperature 50 ̊ - 55 ̊F."

Bottle
500ml, cork
Varietal 70% Furmint, 25% Hárslevelu, 5% Zéta
Alcohol
10.5%
Total Acidity
8.1g/L
Residual Sugar 45g/L
Aging 24+ months in 300 & 500L second & 3rd fill Hungarian oak casks
Region Tokaji, Hungary
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