38,00 € tax incl.
Grape variety: Furmint, Hárslevelű, Sárgamuskotály
Producer: Royal Tokaji
Wine Region: Tokaj
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The 6 Puttonyos version displays more floral notes than the 5 Puttonyos sample; with more fresh apricot and citrus fruits on top of the waxy and honeyed undertone. The 188 g/l sugar gives the wine a luscious texture but by no means cloying – refreshing acidity (10.9 g/l) dances amongst dried apricot and layers of sweet spices, dried apricot and marmalade flavours, leading to a lingering finish. Similar to the Blue Label, the Gold Label has been aged in 300-500 litre second or third use Hungarian barrels, but the grapes used are mainly from the producer’s own vineyards.
« The 2016 Gold Label Tokaji Aszú 6 Puttonyos, which delivers 188g/L residual sugar, is slightly more limpid in the glass than the Blue Label. The aromatics are also a serious and tangible step up, with much more Aszú character coming through: dried honey, a light adhesive aroma, orange pith and quince explode from the glass. The palate is ripe and viscous on the entry, then very fine acidity imparts great tension, particularly toward the finish. There is an underlying salinity at play that keeps the saliva flowing, yet unlike some botrytized dessert wines, this does not feel heavy or cloying in any way. Superb. Drink between 2022-2050 »
Neal Martin, vinous.com, August 2020, Score: 94
« Arguably this is the outstanding deal in the Royal Tokaji portfolio in terms of “bang for buck”. It is made up of a blend of wines from the Company’s Grand Cru vineyards. It packs an amazing 188 g/l of sugar tempered by 9.9 g/l acidity. A gorgeously plush, sweet and opulent nose crammed with pineapple, grapefruit, lime, honey & nectarine. Lovely botrytis character. Like liquid tarte tatin on the palate and yet with such freshness and tension too. Amazing wine for the price. »
Farr Vintners, Farr Tasting, September 2020 Score: 17.5
Bright gold. Sweet and honeyed on the nose, noticeably more youthful and primary than the Blue Label. Almost grapey with hints of raisin and dried apricot. Thick and rich on entry before cutting acidity cleans the palate and prevents any cloying nature. Massive concentration, full of fleshy, dried stone fruits and acacia honey. Great density and length, finishing with acid rather than sugar. 2023 – 2028
Thomas Parker MW, JancisRobinson.com, January 2020 Score: 17.5+