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Tokaji Betsek 6 Puttonyos the Royal Tokaji Wine Company 2003

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From one of the largest 1st Growth vineyards around Mad, the 2003 Betsek<br/>enjoyed good levels of botrytis. The wine is correspondingly complex with clean<br/>quince acidity providing a bedrock for the classic flavours of honey, dried<br/>fruits and Seville oranges. Luscious and yet wonderfully refreshing, an enigma<br/>born, quite literally, from the mists of time. <br/>(Simon Field MW - BBR Buyer)

Region: Hungary » Tokaj

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Color: White
Varietal: Furmint
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Royal Tokaji Wine Company:
The Royal Tokaji Wine Company, founded in Hungary in 1989, has become one of the most defining wineries in Tokaj. From the outset, Royal Tokaji decided to concentrate on producing single-vineyard wines, made from the first growth vineyards of Mezes Maly, Nyulaszo, Szt Tamas and Betsek. Acknowledged as one of the region’s top winemakers, Karoly Ats, combines traditional techniques with modern... Read more
The Royal Tokaji Wine Company, founded in Hungary in 1989, has become one of the most defining wineries in Tokaj. From the outset, Royal Tokaji decided to concentrate on producing single-vineyard wines, made from the first growth vineyards of Mezes Maly, Nyulaszo, Szt Tamas and Betsek. Acknowledged as one of the region’s top winemakers, Karoly Ats, combines traditional techniques with modern technology to create the award-winning Royal Tokaji range of wines. Royal Tokaji is the acknowledged leader of the renaissance of this legendary Hungarian wine, which, in the words of the wine author and company co-founder Hugh Johnson, is “a wine that would make angels sing out loud in praise”. Read less

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Snooth User: Tyler Worth
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2000 07/17/2010

94 points. The nose is rich with amber incense, rose petal, caramel, and a note of something slightly smoky. There is also a brown butter note, some subtle nuttiness, and a hint of citrus, with pretty strong baked goods and marmalade components. The palate opens luxuriously sweet with honey dripped apricots, flinty stone, and delicate floral notes. There is orange marmalade and apple and cinnamon jam, with a nice intense kitchen spice quality and a dash of pepper. This is a high class wine. It’s dense like honey and fragrant like flowers, it’s perfumed and delicate while at the same time maintaining an almost syrupy viscosity. Extremely lush and smooth with nice density and weight. This wine is liquid luxury. It’s well made, complex, and deep, but its additional weight and intensity may limit what it can be paired up with. I’m extremely impressed by this wine, and for the price I would say that at just under $100, it is a solid buy, however, I think that the 5 Puttonyos offers the same level of quality in a form that is somewhat lighter, easier to pair, and much easier on the pocketbook. The 5 Puttonyos is the bargain, the Betsek is the luxury. Source: What's Worth Drinking: Royal Tokaji Tasting: ( http://whatsworthdrinking.com/2010/05/10/post-13-royal-tokaji-tasting/ )



From one of the largest 1st Growth vineyards around Mad, the 2003 Betsek<br/>enjoyed good levels of botrytis. The wine is correspondingly complex with clean<br/>quince acidity providing a bedrock for the classic flavours of honey, dried<br/>fruits and Seville oranges. Luscious and yet wonderfully refreshing, an enigma<br/>born, quite literally, from the mists of time. <br/>(Simon Field MW - BBR Buyer)

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