95pts Wine Enthusiast - Jeff Jenssen
Golden amber in the glass, this delightful Hungarian sweet wine has aromas of canned apricot, ripe peach and white flowers. In the mouth, there are flavors of lemon curd, peach and apricot, with nice heft and balance on the palate. Increased acidity keeps this wine absolutely delicious and not too sweet.
Citrus, peach and apricot aromas characterize the nose of this Aszú 5 puttonyos 2010; rich and intense on the palate with a long aftertaste of orange blossom and spices.
Without a doubt this year has been the most challenging for Tokaj winemakers in the last decade. Several parcels were affected by the late rainfall in spring and early rainfall in summer which flooded the Tolcsva village twice and, along with a few hailstorms in August, led to considerable harvest loss. The rain eventually stopped in early September and Botrytis developed on the remaining grapes. Due to cool temperatures during the growing period, the grapes achieved an extraordinary degree of acidity leading to the classical balance of Tokaj.