92pts Wine Enthusiast - Jeff Jenssen
Delightfully sweet on entry, this late-harvest wine leads with delicate Mandarin orange, lemon blossom and canned peach aromas. It has flavors of apricot and peach and is velvety smooth on the palate. The finish is pleasant with a good level of acidity to counterbalance the sweetness.
Presentation Philosophy Terroirs Wines Late Harvest is produced using a coupage of different varieties. These include the Furmint, whose acidity creates the perfect balance with the sweetness, while the Hárslevelű adds mellowness and a silky texture. The Kövérszőlő and Zéta increase the mellowness and fruitiness, along with the strength of the wine. And then there is the golden Sárga Muskotály that rounds out the nose of the wine. Bunches are needed for this wine where at least half the grapes are Aszú noble berries, in other words, where there is a significant degree of noble rot. The late harvest must ferments slowly, so slowly that the roofs of the wineries are often covered in ice and snow by the time it ends. Fermentation stops by itself at around 12% of alcohol. The wine rests for another half year in small wood barrels in the underground wineries and then is aged for a further year in the bottle. It is noted for its floral tones, mixed with mellow and citric hints. Fine and elegant nose and it is rich and persistent on the palate. The fine acidity and the sweet fruitiness create a perfect balance.