2000 Tokaji Aszú, 5 Puttonyos, Oremus, Hungary

2000 Tokaji Aszú, 5 Puttonyos, Oremus, Hungary

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2000 Tokaji Aszú, 5 Puttonyos, Oremus, Hungary

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The 2000 Tokaji Aszu 5-Puttonyos comes from a warm year, so the acidity is comparatively lower at around 8.4 grams per litre. Although the bouquet displays good intensity, it does not possess the complexity of either the 2005 or 2006. It offers scents of orange peel, quince, grass clippings, marmalade and a slightly yeasty note. The palate is medium-bodied with a gentle opening. The acidity certainly makes a difference after the 2005 and 2006, rendering it more approachable but slightly less thrilling because it does not have the same degree of tension. Still, there are plenty of dried mango, dried fig, marmalade and spice notes to enjoy, while the finish is harmonious, if perhaps just a little shorter than expected. 

Drink 2013 - 2025

Neil Martin, Wine Advocate (December 2013)

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The 2000 Tokaji Aszu 5-Puttonyos comes from a warm year, so the acidity is comparatively lower at around 8.4 grams per litre. Although the bouquet displays good intensity, it does not possess the complexity of either the 2005 or 2006. It offers scents of orange peel, quince, grass clippings, marmalade and a slightly yeasty note. The palate is medium-bodied with a gentle opening. The acidity certainly makes a difference after the 2005 and 2006, rendering it more approachable but slightly less thrilling because it does not have the same degree of tension. Still, there are plenty of dried mango, dried fig, marmalade and spice notes to enjoy, while the finish is harmonious, if perhaps just a little shorter than expected. 

Drink 2013 - 2025

Neil Martin, Wine Advocate (December 2013)

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About this WINE

Oremus

Oremus

The Oremus wine estate has a long and colourful history and Tokaji was being produced there as early as 1620 by a Calvinist priest called Mate Szepsy Lacko. In 1993 the 33 hectare estate was bought by a Spanish consortium headed by David Álvarez, owner of Vega Sicilia.

The vineyards are centred around 3 hills, Mandulas, Kupatka and Losce, where Furmint and Harslevu are planted. A new winery has been built in Tolcsva. The aim at Oremus is to produce Tokaji wines of elegance and balance with perfect harmony between the sweet fruit and natural acidity.

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Tokaj

Tokaj

The Tokaj wine region lies 240 kms north-east of Budapest in Hungary, at the confluence of the Tisza and Bodrog rivers. Tokaj enjoys long sunny summers, while dry autumns and the early morning mists, created by the meeting of the two rivers, encourage the development of noble rot on grapes. The Botrytis Cinerea makes the berries dry and shrivel, thus concentrating the compounds and developing the Aszú grapes.

Furmint is the dominant grape in Tokaji, and Aszú in the name refers simply to the dried, nobly-rotted grapes, which are hand-picked from the vines. The number of puttonyos is an indication of sweetness, with 2 the driest and 6 the sweetest. A 3-Puttonyos Tokaji indicates at least 60g of residual sugar, 4 indicates at least 90g, 5 at least 120g and 6 at least 150g. From 2015 the new minimum is set to 130g of residual sugar per litre,and  the 3 and 4 ‘Puttonyos’ categories are eliminated.

A wine of 7 puttonyos is known as Aszú Essencia and is only produced in the very best years. Aszú Essencia is incredibly sweet and is one of the greatest dessert wines in the world.

By the end of the 17th century, Tokaji aszu wines were so well regarded throughout the Royal Courts of Europe, that Prince Rakoczi was urged to classify all the finest vineyards around the 28 villages in the region. Thus, the Tokaj wine region has the distinction of being Europe’s first classified wine region.

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Furmint

Furmint

A white grape variety grown in Hungary and Slovakia and the main ingredient of Tokaji Aszú. It is an early budding late ripening variety and and is particularly susceptible to botrytis.

Its wines are characterised by their high alcohol levels (sometimes as much as 14%) and their high acidity - it is the latter which gives Tokaji wines their longevity. It is most commonly planted in the Tokaj-Hegyalja region and is usually blended with Harslevelu and sometimes Muscat to produce Tokaji Aszú. The grape is also grown widely to produce acidic but sturdy dry white wine.

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