1999 Tokaji Aszú 6 Puttonyos Phyllis and Andras Bruhacs started buying vineyard parcels in 1993, eventually assembling almost 20 acres as well as an old winery in Mád. They focus on Aszú wines, blended from furmint, hárslevelu and muscat. This wine, from one of the most highly regarded vintages of the last three decades, was fermented twice: once for two and a half months, and again, after the addition of pressed aszú berries, for three years, before bottling in October 2004. Today, the deep caramel hue and smoky campfire scents attest to its age, but the wine still feels vivacious: Its notes of blood orange and candied citrus cut the sweetness and keep the wine lively and fresh. Floral and herbal notes add to the impression of finesse and delicacy, and suggest this wine has a long life ahead. —Tara Q. Thomas
This wine was featured in our June 2017 monthly newsletter.
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