Pajzos Tokaji Aszú 5 puttonyos 2008

Wine description

This young light golden Aszú was partly fermented with aszú berries giving it an extremely high extract content. Beautiful, rich with Botrytis notes and crisp acids that make this wine wonderfully drinkable. Dried apricot and honeycomb toffee emerge on the palate with a hint of liquorice. Although still young, it already has many fans: voted favourite Japanese women's favourite sweet wine in 2013.

Harvest we harvested the aszú berries from the end of October – till the end of November

Fermentation and aging in 220 L Szerednyei oak barrels from the Zemplén hills,for 3 years

Grape varieties 60% Furmint, 30 % Hárslevelű, 10 % Yellow Muscat

Content 500 ml

Data

  • acidity 9,3 gr/L
  • sugar 147 gr/L
  • alcohol 11,5 % vol

Ageing potential 30-40 years

Vintage description

2008 Lovely vintage with a very long harvest which gave exciting, promising, aromatic wines with delightful acid structure.

Food & wine pairing

Excellent with dried apricot cakes, walnut biscuits and ricotta cakes and pancakes and with duck and game dishes spiced with star anise. Classic companion to goose liver or blue cheese too.

Pajzos Tokaji Aszú 5 puttonyos 2006

Wine description

Golden, young Aszú with a supremely refined inner world. Citrus and meadow flowers abound in the nose. The wine lover senses caramel, citrus and dried fruits, and white horehound on the palate with the discreet appearance of buttery, almond notes of barrel ageing. The typical minerality of Tokaji wine brings a slight saltiness to this drinkable wine thanks to its delightful acids. Elegant this promises to be a great wine with serious ageing potential.

Harvest we harvested the aszú berries from the end of October – till the end of November

Fermentation and aging

Grape varieties 60% Furmint, 30 % Hárslevelű, 10 % Yellow Muscat

Content 500 ml

Data

  • acidity 10,8 gr/L
  • sugar 178 gr/L
  • alcohol 10 % vol

Ageing potential 30-40 years

Vintage description

2006 A beautiful vintage in which little sweet wine was made. Spring arrived late, autumn was dry and hot. The aszú berries formed late.

Food & wine pairing

Recommended with lemon cake, dark chocolate citrus or orange desserts, dark chocolate caramel cake but it is also a noble companion to savoury biscuits, quiche Lorraine and roast meats with fruits and Peking duck.

Prizes & Awards

Gold Medal - Decanter World Wine Awards 2014, London

Pajzos Tokaji Aszú 5 puttonyos 2005

Wine description

This red-gold bronze wine is really a unique Aszú. Discover citrus, orange peel and sultanas in the nose and palate with a touch of clove and prunes/ This mature wine, in which the delicate Muscat plays the lead role, has great ageing potential.

Harvest we harvested the aszú berries from the end of October – till the end of November

Fermentation and aging in 220 L Szerednyei oak barrels from the Zemplén hills,for 3 years

Grape varieties 50 % Yellow Muscat, 25 % Furmint, 25 % Hárslevelű

Content 500 ml

Data

  • acidity 10,4   gr/L
  • sugar 171,8 gr/L
  • alcohol 10 % vol

Ageing potential 30-40 years

Vintage description

2005 A lovely vintage began with a cool spring and summer followed by a hot and dry autumn giving wines with a beautiful acid structure.

Food & wine pairing

An excellent choice for tea breads, sweet Christmas biscuits and cakes, apricot sponge, diplomat pudding, duck roast with plums, roasted game with chutney, and goose liver terrine.

Pajzos Tokaji Aszú 5 puttonyos 2002

Wine description

Golden with a bronze hue, intensive fruit aromas assail the senses. A very lovely wine from a great vintage with white fruit aromas while honeycomb toffee, caramel, candied orange peel, citrus and bergamot play on the palate. Charming with a lingering finish. It promises to age wonderfully in the bottle for many years.

Harvest we harvested the aszú berries from the end of October – till the end of November

Fermentation and aging in 220 L Szerednyei oak barrels from the Zemplén hills,for 3 years

Grape varieties 60 % Furmint, 30 % Hárslevelű, 10 % Yellow Muscat

Content 500 ml

Data

  • acidity 12   gr/L
  • sugar 165 gr/L
  • alcohol 11,5 % vol

Ageing potential 30-40 years

Vintage description

2002 A beautiful vintage with hot and dry summer, early formation of the botrytised and shrivelled aszú berries. Rain persisted from September through to November giving a small quantity of good quality aszú.

Food & wine pairing

Perfect for desserts made with candied fruits and citrus, ricotta pancakes served with fruit sauce, lemony-caramel dark chocolate cakes and blue cheese.

 

Pajzos Tokaji Aszú 5 puttonyos 1999

Wine description

A wonderfully complex Aszú from an exceptional vintage. Refined perfume and slightly cool elegance embody this shining amber wine. Minerality, meadow flowers and white fruits offer themselves in the nose. On tasting exciting layers present themselves one after another: peppermint, dried apricot, candied orange peel. Alongside the dried fruits delightful acids and liqueur notes define its character. A burnished, rounded, unique, mature Aszú.

Harvest we harvested the aszú berries from the end of October – till the end of November

Fermentation and aging in 220 L Szerednyei oak barrels for 3 years

Grape varieties 60 % Furmint, 30 % Hárslevelű, 10 % Yellow Muscat

Content 500 ml

Data

  • acidity 11   gr/L
  • sugar 159 gr/L
  • alcohol 12,2 % vol

Ageing potential 30-40 years

Vintage description

1999 An outstanding vintage in the Tokaj Wine Region with superb quality aszú berries, elegant acids and long ageing potential.

Food & wine pairing

We recommend it with dark chocolate desserts, orange cakes, diplomat pudding, goose liver terrine with dried apricot, roast game meats and duck a l'orange.

Pajzos Tokaji Aszú 5 puttonyos 1993

Wine description

Over 20 years in the bottle! A superbly made wine from a famously beautiful vintage. White fruit aromas effervesce from the glass. Bread crust, walnut, cherry and cherry stone flavours treat the taste buds. For many years / several decades before this the fermenting must of Tokaji Wines was fortified with grape spirit This was the first year this practice was not permitted. Especially recommended for collectors!

Harvest we harvested the aszú berries from the end of October – till the end of November

Fermentation and aging in 220 L Szerednyei oak barrels for 3 years

Grape varieties 60 % Furmint, 30 % Hárslevelű, 10 % Yellow Muscat

Content 500 ml

Data

  • acidity 12   gr/L
  • sugar 138 gr/L
  • alcohol 9,5 % vol

Ageing potential 30-40 years

Vintage description

1993 Exceptional vintage in the Tokaj Wine Region with aszú berries of excellent quality from which gorgeous wines with beautiful acidity were born.

Food & wine pairing

This library wine is best with dark chocolate and walnut desserts, chocolate and vanilla cake, marzipan and cherry cakes, goose liver terrine with dried fruits or duck with fruits. But also sublime alone or perhaps with a cigar.

Pajzos Tokaji Aszú 6 puttonyos 2000

Wine description

Have you ever tried a wine which tastes of milk chocolate? Well, if you haven’t then this is an unforgettable experience! A truly unique wine lies waiting in the bottle with subtle chamomile aromas behind which hides an Aszú with milk chocolate flavours. Its marzipan, silky sweetness make it perfect choice instead of dessert. And, of course, on romantic occasions.

Harvest we harvested the aszú berries from the end of October – till the end of November

Fermentation and aging in 220 L Szerednyei oak barrels and barrique barrels for 3 years

Grape varieties 60% Furmint, 30 % Hárslevelű, 10 % Yellow Muscat

Content 500 ml

Data

  • acidity 11,5 gr/L
  • sugar 199 gr/L
  • alcohol 8,4 % vol

Ageing potential 30-40 years

Vintage description

2000 An outstanding vintage with not summer and long autumn during which the aszú berries formed over a long time. Beautifully complex and concentrated Aszú wines were created this year.

Food & wine pairing

A perfect choice for chocolate cakes, marzipan desserts and game roasted with fruits.

 

Pajzos Tokaji Aszú 6 puttonyos 1999

Wine description

The cool weather and late ripening gave small quantities of beautifully structured Aszú wine this vintage of which this 6 puttonyos is a lovely example.

Harvest we harvested the aszú berries from the end of October – till the end of November

Fermentation and aging in 220 L Szerednyei oak barrels and barrique barrels for 3 years

Grape varieties 60% Furmint, 30 % Hárslevelű, 10 % Yellow Muscat

Content 500 ml

Data

  • acidity 11,7 gr/L
  • sugar 185 gr/L
  • alcohol 11 % vol

Ageing potential 30-40 years

Vintage description

1999 Legendary vintage in Tokaj with large quantities of excellent quality aszú berries. Elegant acids with a promising ageing potential.

Food & wine pairing

Its minerality make it an excellent companion to main courses, particularly venison. Superb with goose liver pate or blue cheese, but also alone just for the joy of the moment.

Pajzos Tokaji Aszú 6 puttonyos 1997

Wine description

Fresh green herbs dominate the nose followed by tobacco and chocolate flavours typical of mature Aszú mixing with the luscious peach flavours of the Pajzos vineyard. Tight acid structure make this beautiful mature Aszú rounded and dynamic.

Harvest we harvested the aszú berries from the end of October – till the end of November

Fermentation and aging in 220 L Szerednyei oak barrels from the Zemplén hills for 3 years, in the bottle for 1 year

Grape varieties 60% Furmint, 30 % Hárslevelű, 10 % Yellow Muscat

Content 500 ml

Data

  • acidity 12,8 gr/L
  • sugar 176 gr/L
  • alcohol 10 % vol

Ageing potential 30-40 years

Vintage description

1997 The cool weather and late ripening gave small quantities of beautifully structured Aszú wine this vintage of which this 6 puttonyos is a lovely example.

Food & wine pairing

An excellent choice for chocolate desserts, chocolate mousse, mascarpone peach cream or blue cheese. But also lovely on its own or with a cigar.