Disznoko Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos 2005
In Tokaji, the Autumn of 2005 will be remembered, after a rather cool and damp summer, as an Indian Summer lasting until the beginning of November characterized by delightfully warm and dry days. The result of each aszú berry picking was, particularly those beginning in October, that only a relatively small amount of berries were gathered, but they were absolutely perfect. The Aszu of 2005 is of exceptional quality: plenty of acid, crisp, clear aszu flavors characterized by good length and balance. It is somewhat reminiscent of the 1999 vintage, a truly classic year for Tokaj.
This is a rich sweetie, with electric acidity backing the dense flavors of dried apricot puree, golden raisin and light passion fruit custard, as the finish stretches out with layered notes of spice, candied citrus and mineral. Drink now through 2027.Score: 93. —Nathan Wesley, 2012.
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