2016 Royal Tokaji 'Betsek' Single Vineyard Aszu 6 Puttonyos Tokaj, Hungary
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Rated 97 Points Jeff Jenssen, Wine Enthusiast
This Tokaji Aszu is golden in color, with ethereal aromas of honeysuckle, acacia, fresh peach and canned apricots. Flavors come to life in the mouth, with honeycomb, pear and canned apricot. Well-balanced acidity is an excellent foil for the delightful sweetness.
Rated 96 Points Neal Martin, Vinous
The 2016 Betsek First Growth Tokaji Aszú 6 Puttonyos contains the most residual sugar this vintage, at 185.8g/L. The clean, pure bouquet offers dried honey, a light adhesive note, lanolin and candle wax, very complex and mercurial in the glass. The elegant, well-balanced palate features apricot, quince, marmalade and a touch of ginger. What I adore is the manner in which this Betsek builds in the mouth and fans out like a great Tokaji ought to. Another outstanding single-vineyard offering from the Royal Tokaji Company.
Rated 93 Points Decanter
From the dark clay and mineral-dominant single vineyard, Royal Tokaji presents a refreshing Aszú with a distinctive dusty, herbal spices and sour dough nose, which opens up to yellow apple, apricot, lemon fruits and bee wax complexity. While residual sugar sits at 185.8 g/l, the sharp acidity (10.2g/l) gives the Betsek a refreshing thrust. Crunchy green apples, citrus and lemon zest are dusted with peppery spices on the palate, fresh and inviting. Drinking Window 2020 - 2025