Sweets & Fortifieds and Additional Finds

Timed Online Auction, 28 May - 10 June 2024

Sweets

Sold for

ZAR 4 690
Lot 71
  • Royal Tokaji; Aszú 5 Puttonyos; 1991; 2 (1 x 2); 500ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 3 500 - 7 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 4 690
Location
Wine Storage

About this Item

1991 Aszú 5 Puttonyos
2 (1 x 2) 500ml

The Royal Tokaji Wine Company, founded in Hungary in 1990, has become one of the most defining wineries in Tokaj. From the outset, Royal Tokaji decided to concentrate on producing single-vineyard wines, made from the first growth vineyards of Mézes Mály, Nyulászó, Szt. Tamás and Betsek. Royal Tokaji was inspired and founded by Hugh Johnson, the noted author and wine historian, whose goal was to revive and bring back to international acclaim the wines of one of history’s most renowned wine regions. Today, Royal Tokaji remains privately owned and exports its wines to over 30 countries. Royal Tokaji have recently been voted 22nd in the World's Most Admired Wine Brands by Drinks International Magazine.

The term "5 Puttonyos" refers to the level of sweetness and concentration in the wine. It indicates that the wine is made with a higher proportion of aszú berries (botrytized grapes) relative to the base wine. The puttonyos system ranges from 3 to 6, with 5 puttonyos being quite sweet and rich. The primary grape varieties used in Tokaj Aszú wines are Furmint, Hárslevelű, and Muscat Blanc. These grapes are particularly susceptible to noble rot (Botrytis cinerea), which concentrates their sugars and flavors.

Provenance

Private Client

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