Disznókő Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos 2011 vintage was grown in a hot and dry climate where ripening was very early. The quality of the aszú berries was exceptional, with great concentration from extreme passerillage, or shrivelling, which offers clean and fine wines with fresh, but supple acidity. Each aszú berry is individually picked and stored in stainless steel until vinification on three or four passages through the vineyard. After pressing, the fermentation of the wine is finished in stainless steel and aged in the cellar for 2 and half years in new oak barrels.
The nose is very elegant with subtle hints of herbs and honey. The palate offers intense but ripe acidity with flavours of sweet apricots and a very good structure and long finish. With the vivacious acidity balancing the sweetness, Disznókő Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos can be savoured on its own, instead of dessert, at the end of the meal or chilled as a refreshing aperitif or with canapés, pâtés, foie gras. Served well with a wide range of dishes such as poultry, white meat with creamy sauces, mushroom or seafood risotto. East Asian, slightly spicy dishes such as Thai green curry chicken or with younger, not too salty blue cheeses. As well as, with some fruits (apricots, pears or fruit salads) or fruit-based desserts (e.g. apricot tart, fruit cake, mandarin sorbet).
|Parkers Wine Score||92|