This sublime, triple Gold, 5 Puttonyos Tokaji is a modern interpretation of this historic Hungarian wine. It’s from the superb Royal Tokaji Company, founded in 1990, and the 2011 is rich, sweet and complex with dazzling intensity and freshness.
"A real treat. This really delivers. 5-Stars"
Online Review For the 2009 vintage
Tokaji is Hungary’s most noble wine with 400 years of history and royal patronage. ‘5 Puttonyos’ indicates around 8 out of 10 on the sweetness scale yet it tastes remarkably refreshing. Its secret is noble rot, a fungus which affects certain lucky Hungarian vineyards (as it does in Sauternes in France), resulting in naturally raisined grapes (Aszú) of remarkable intensity. At its height, Tokaji was so revered that Tsar Peter the Great dispatched Cossacks to ensure the wine’s safe passage to St Petersburg. Production dried up during the Communist era but the Royal Tokaji Company, an Anglo-Hungarian consortium formed after the fall of Communism, has played a major part in Tokaji’s resurgence. Pour a glass of history and enjoy every sip.
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Awards and Accolades
Gold, Berliner Wein Trophy, 2017
96pts, Wine Enthusiast, 2017
Editors' Choice, Wine Enthusiast, 2017
Silver, Decanter Asia Wine Awards, 2017
Gold, Decanter World Wine Awards, 2017
Silver, International Wine & Spirit Competition, 2017
Gold, International Wine Challenge, 2017
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