2017 Royal Tokaji Betsek' Single Vineyard Aszu 6 PuttonyosUdsolgt
In truly exceptional years Royal Tokaji selects the finest berries from its finest vineyards and carefully produces a few barrels of Single Vineyard Aszú. 2017 was such a year, just the eighth this century, showing exceptional richness, structure and backbone balanced by lively acidity - a truly volcanic vintage. Summer was hot, so we began the Aszú berry harvest in early September and continued to pick steadily in the ideal autumn weather. In particular October provided three textbook weeks for fine quality Aszú, with day after day of early morning mists, afternoon sunshine and drying winds. The Aszú wines show great structure, plenty of botrytis, depth and freshness with excellent complexity, all attributes of long ageing potential.
2021 James Suckling review/Betsek Aszú 2017/96 tasting score,
2021 Decanter/Betsek Aszú 2017/92 tasting score,
2021 Vinous/Betsek Aszú 2017/96 tasting score,
2021 Wine Spectator/Betsek Aszú 2017/96 tasting score