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December 2019
Tokaji Aszú – Gróf Degenfeld

£37.50

Origin:     Tokaj, Hungry

Wine:       Tokaji Aszú 2013 – 500ml

Grape:      Furmint

Colour:     Straw yellow

Notes:    On the nose it is very intense, with ample complexity of white blossoms, ripe peach, candied orange peel, quince jelly and exotic spices. On the palate it is sweet, warm and smooth with fresh acidity. The first impression is of honey with a delicate citrus character, then a burst of sensations and a very long lingering honeycomb and toffee aftertaste.

Sugars:    Sweet (197g/l sugar)

Alcohol:   11% vol.

State of evolution:  Ready to drink. It will improve and keep over the next 10 years and more. Recommended temperature 11°C

Food pairing:  Pair with foie gras, blue cheese or just enjoy a small glass at the end of your meal. My favourite pairing: Churchill La Gloria Cubana Serie R no. 7 cigar.

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For December I propose Hungary’s famous sweet wine, Tokaji Aszú, Decanter gold medal 2018.

Tokayi is a beautiful part of the country to explore. The region is framed by natural borders: the town of Tokaji in the southwest corner where the Bodrog and the Tisza rivers meet, the Bodrog river to the southeast, and the Zemplén hills to the northwest.

Tokaji Aszú falls under a ranking system labelled as Puttonyos, the higher the Puttonyos the higher the percentage of botrytized grapes used, making the wine more complex and sweeter.

Gróf Degenfeld Estate produces this exquisite 6 Puttonyos Tokaji Aszú made by 100% Furmint of which each grape is singularly handpicked and selected.

The colour is straw yellow with viscous consistency when swirled in the glass. On the nose it is very intense, with ample complexity of white blossoms, ripe peach, candied orange peel, quince jelly and exotic spices. On the palate it is sweet, warm and smooth with fresh acidity. The first impression is of honey with a delicate citrus character, then a burst of sensations and a very long lingering honeycomb and toffee aftertaste. A very small sip of this wine goes a long way.

Pair with foie gras, blue cheese or just enjoy a small glass at the end of your meal. My favourite pairing: Churchill La Gloria Cubana Serie R no. 7 cigar.

 

 

Edoardo Cavallo | Sommelier

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