Disznókő Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos 2010
Tokaj wines are brought to market only after maturation in cask and additional storage time in bottle. So once a bottle is bought, it is generally ready to be consumed. Having said this, all good Tokaji can still be stored for many years; the higher qualities can be cellared for decades, and true essencia will last for two centuries or more: the greatest Tokaji wines are almost immortal. Tokaji is one of the longest-lived unfortified wines in existence in large part to its firm acidity. For this reason 19th century and even 18th century bottles are keenly sought after by collectors and fetch enormous prices.
Pairing Tokaji with food is a wonderful experience in Old World Royal elegance. The most classic pairing of all with Tokaji Aszu is Foie Gras. While many associate this delicacy with France, Hungary is the world’s leading producer, and Tokaji is a perfect pairing. A Tokaji Aszú is also a wonderful companion to desserts or cheeses after dinner. As a general rule for pairing wine with dessert. serve a wine that is sweeter than the dessert itself. An elegant, not-too-sweet apricot or peach tart, or creme brulee made with Grand Marnier would be a perfect match. As with Sauternes, Tokaji wines also compliment blue cheeses, especiallyFrench sheep's milk Roquefort and/or fine chocolates.
Wine AdvocateTasted at the Disznóko vertical in London, the 2010 Tokaji Aszu 5 Puttonyos is a blend of 65% Furmint, 20% Zéta and 15% Hárslevelu (incidentally there was no 6 Puttonyos released this year). Deeper in color, burnished gold. It has a complex and quite powerful bouquet with Manuka honey, candle wax and sesame oil. There is good depth on the palate, tangy marmalade and honey notes, crisp acidity with mandarin and dried quince, vibrant and captivating on the lively and vivacious finish. This is excellent and just brimming with energy. Tasted September 2016.
Wine SpectatorA bright, aromatic dessert wine, with vibrant acidity well-knit to the creamy profile of black tea leaf, spiced orange peel, toffee and dried peach flavors. Lightly mouthwatering and lingering, offering hints of spice and smoke. Drink now through 2025. 3,378 cases made.