Szt. Tamás, 6 Puttonyos, Tokaj
100 Points — Cellar Selection
Brillaint gold-flecked-amber in the glass, this Hungarian stunner hails from the Szt. Tamás vineyard located on one of the Tokaj's most iconic hills. It has aromas of wildflower honey, ripe peach, honeysuckle blossom, fresh sliced apricot and acacia flowers. It is an ethereal blend of Furmint, Hårslevelü and Muscat. Silky smooth on entry, it offers enticing flavors of white peach, apricot preserves, honeycomb and acacia honey. It has beautiful heft on the palate with balanced acidity and crisp minerality. The elegant sweetness is perfectly foiled by bracing acidity and crispness in the finish.
The 2013 Tokaji Szt. Tamás 6-Puttonyos contains 175.6g/L residual sugar with 11.1g/L acidity. The Vouvray-like bouquet is slightly more resinous and petrolly compared to the Betsek. The palate is fresh and very well balanced, offering notes of orange cordial, peach and apricot. Very elegant in style, displaying more depth and poise on the finish than the Betsek and Nyulászó. Now this has real potential! Tasted at the Royal Tokaji Company tasting in London.
Wine & Spirits
Puttonyos This vineyard of ruddy red soils often produces one of Royal Tokaji’s most voluptuous wines. In 2013, its fruit ripened to a dried-mango intensity, with notes of tropical fruit, apricots and marmalade deepened by an earthy savor, hinting at smoke and white mushrooms. The acidity keeps the wine feeling plump and succulent, and refreshes the palate for another sip.