ISTVAN SZEPSY - Tokaj 6 Puttonyos i Aszu 2003Fine Wine
"Tokaj - the wine of kings and the king of wines." - Louis XIV.
From legendary Tokaj winemaker Istvan Szepsy.
The big-body and full-flavour when one initially tastes this wine makes one immediately think of a powerful and robust Tokaji 6 putts. Yet, it manages to retain the complexity and extravagance of past Kiralyudvar Aszus.
Like the 1999 mixed fields Aszu, this wine is still quite young and has yet to show its true potential which should become more evident in the years to come.
A lovely wine, with high sugar but thrilling balance and harmony. Aromas are rich and creamy, with honey and baked apple uppermost. There's a spicy, cinnamon note to the palate, with pineapple and grapefruits as well. Acidity is high, and the length is creamy and complex.
2003 Vintage - Outstanding - This vintage saw an unusually long growing period with an enormous heat summation over the year. The wines are intensely fruity with very high sugars and more subdued acids than 1999. Luscious wines with quality levels comparable to the those of 1999. Another outstanding year to follow 1999.