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Royal Tokaji Wine Company 5 Puttonos 1996 Tokaji Aszu

Lot: 7671

Royal Tokaji Wine Company 5 Puttonos 1996 Tokaji Aszu

Winning Bid: £37

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Lot:
Winery: 
Royal Tokaji Wine Company
Vintage: 
1996
Region: 
Hungary
Cask Ageing: 
N/A
Bottled Strength: 
10.5%
Bottle Size: 
50cl
product Details

Royal Tokaji Wine Company 5 Puttonos 1996 Tokaji Aszu

Tokaji is one of the world's great sweet wines, second only in recognition to France's Sauternes - yet it was France's King Louis XV who declared Tokaji "The King of Wines, The Wine of Kings!"

Produced in much the same process as Sauternes, the Furmint grapes are affected by botrytis cinerea (aka "Noble Rot") which inflicts dehydration and thus a concentration of the sugary pulp which is then pressed and fermented.  The wines are then categorised by sweetness with ascending Puttonyos, 1 (dry, table wine) to 7 (very sweet, very rare & very expensive!).

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