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Szepsy Aszu Tokaji 6 Puttonyos 2006 500ml

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"Suddenly we switch to hardball. The ’06 is a vintage that produced high acidity aszús ... It has loads of acids, but they are well contained. They are neither sharp, nor agressive, but simply ripe, they are just looming inside, flexing incredible muscles. The wine has depth, it is compact, it has a heavy, impenetratable core inside. Huge concentration, huge potential.
The colour is deep gold, the nose is loaded with ripe and overripe fruits of apple, apricots, and quince. It is intensive, and hits immediately on the nose – the same applies to the palate ... The best wine of the day for me, with huge potential and a momentary score of 96-97 points".hungarianwines.wordpress.com, Tokaji vs. Sauternes Tasting 2011

"The only amber-colored wine among these younger 6 puttonyos offerings, and yet there is no evidence of oxidation on the nose. Instead, we get really decadent poached peach aromas, and a palate to match. While acidity is on the lowish side for Tokaji, there is a faint bitter-almond note that subtly boosts the freshness and prevents the whole from becoming syrupy. A lesson in sophisticated opulence. 17.5 points." Alex Hunt, The World Of Fine Wine Magazine, Issue 40 (2013)

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Tokaj, is a historical town in Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén county, Northern Hungary, 54 kilometers from county capital Miskolc. It is the centre of the famous Tokaj-Hegyalja wine district where the world famous Tokaji wine is produced. The wine-growing area was first mentioned by the name Tokaj in 1067. The town itself was first mentioned in documents in 1353. Its first castle was a motte, which was destroyed during the Mongol invasion of Hungary. By the 14th century the town already had a stone castle, belonging to the Diósgyőr estate.After 1450 Tokaj was the property of the Hunyadi family, so after Matthias Hunyadi became king, the town became a royal estate. In 1705 Francis II Rákóczi ordered the castle to be destroyed.After the Austro-Hungarian Compromise of 1867 the town prospered, but when the world wars came, it suffered a lot, lost its importance and its town status. Even its role in wine trade was taken over by Sátoraljaújhely.Tokaj was granted town status again in 1986 and it started to prosper again. Now the town is a popular tourist attraction.Hegyalja means "foothills" in Hungarian, and this was the original name of the region. The region consists of 28 named villages and 11,149 hectares of classified vineyards, of which an estimated 5,500 are currently planted. Tokaj has been declared a World Heritage Site in 2002 under the name Tokaj Wine Region Historic Cultural Landscape.[1] However, its fame long predated this distinction because it is the origin of Tokaji aszú wine, the world's oldest botrytized wine.

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Volume (ml)500ml
Winemaking PracticesMostly Conventional Techniques
Vineyard PracticesMostly Regular Farming Techniques
Product typeWine Dessert
Vintage2006
CountryHungary
RegionTokaj
Sub-RegionTokaj

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