Tokaji is a world famous dessert wine. The aszú grapes (shriveled grapes affected by noble rot and shriveled on the vine) are collected manually one by one over the course of several vineyard passes in a total of 5 wooden hods of 55 pounds and poured into a vat of 136 liters of must wine, according to the method established in the 17th century. After a maceration of several hours, the "aszú dough" obtained is filtered. The collected liquid is then racked into barrels where it ferments slowly before being aged 2 years in oak barrels.
The 2010 Disznókő 5 Puttonyos Tokaji is golden to deep amber depending on its age. When young, the nose bursts with intensity: fresh fruits (very often apricot) and citrus aromas. Over 10 years old, the wine gains even greater aromatic complexity filled with dried fruits, spicy and honey notes. The palate offers a beautiful balance between vivacious acidity and luscious sweetness, fresh, long, and is always superbly complex and focused. Amazing length, often with a spicy finish.
Varietal Composition: 65% Furmint, 20% Zéta, 15% Hárslevelű
Appellation: Tokaj PDO, Hungary
94 Points - Wine Advocate
"Tasted 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." -NM, 10/28/16
92 Points - Wine Spectator
"A 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." -AN, 11/15/18