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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Please note: Due to the various ages of bottles and their seals, condition of liquid is at the buyer's discretion and no claim can be lodged against failure/leakage in transit.