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2001 Hétszolo Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos (500ml) [Printable View]
  Producer: Tokaj-Hétszolo   details
Appellation: Tokaj-Hegyalja - Hungary
Type: sweet white
Varietal: Furmint
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Excellent
Est. Price: US$72.00
Alcohol %: 11.5
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Tasting Notes:
tasted: February 21, 2014 , from a member
"Smooth, sweet and creamy."
rated: November 22, 2012 , Wine Spectator
92 points Best -2020
rated: September 10, 2010 , K&L Wine Merchants
"This original dessert wine was made according to tradition, harvesting only starts after 28th October, and may last until the first snows, so as to allow the botrytis cinerea (noble rot) to develop and to obtain the maximum concentration of grape must. When the grape must concentration is sufficient, the grapes with noble rot are separately harvested. The Aszú grapes are manually harvested one by one, and maceration takes place with the grape must. Next fermentation takes place in barrels for one and a half to two months. The white wine is then aged for three years in oak barrels stored in underground cellars at constant temperature (12° to 13° C) and humidity. This long ageing process gives the wine its complex and inimitable bouquet."
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