2016 The Royal Tokaji Wine Co. Tokaji Mezes Maly 6 Puttonyos Aszu
Proprietary Blend - 500ML
2016 The Royal Tokaji Wine Co. Tokaji Mezes Maly 6 Puttonyos Aszu
  • W&S 97
  • WE 97
  • DC 93
  • VN 92

Reg: $169.94

$144.94

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Reg: $169.94

$144.94

In Stock: 6 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

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W&S 97
Wine & Spirits, December 2020
The 2016 vintage is the first since 2008 in which Royal Tokaji has released the full range of its aszú wines, including single-vineyard bottlings from its top parcels. The season’s warm, humid summer allowed for ample...   The 2016 vintage is the first since 2008 in which Royal Tokaji has released the full range of its aszú wines, including single-vineyard bottlings from its top parcels. The season’s warm, humid summer allowed for ample botrytis to develop on the grapes; the Royal Tokaji team then made multiple passes through the vineyards over the course of several weeks, picking the fruit a berry at a time to ensure only healthy botrytis. This bottling comes from one of the region’s most hallowed vineyards, where the volcanic subsoil is covered with a deep layer of loess. The wine is as complex as it is delicious, with notes of lemon zest, smoke and stone balancing out the dense, sweet notes of roasted peach and pear. The flavors last, youthful in their energy and delicate in their detail, holding their vivacity for more than a week after the bottle has been open. This should age for decades, though there’s no reason not to enjoy it right now.  
WE 97
Wine Enthusiast, September 2021
Aromas of white freesia, lanolin, honeysuckle and beeswax prepares the palate for flavors of apricot, orange zest and white-peach juice. Made from grapes grown on the Mezes Maly single vineyard, this has heft on the...   Aromas of white freesia, lanolin, honeysuckle and beeswax prepares the palate for flavors of apricot, orange zest and white-peach juice. Made from grapes grown on the Mezes Maly single vineyard, this has heft on the palate and pleasant mouthfeel. The finish offers fruit sweetness with balanced acidity. - Jeff Jenssen  
DC 93
Decanter, January 2020
From the ‘Great 1st growth’ Mézes Mály, this 2016 Aszú has a lime, struck match and earthy nose, backed with aromas of fresh apricot and white blossoms. Sweet spices and grapefruit zest are sprinkled on the pure, honeyed...   From the ‘Great 1st growth’ Mézes Mály, this 2016 Aszú has a lime, struck match and earthy nose, backed with aromas of fresh apricot and white blossoms. Sweet spices and grapefruit zest are sprinkled on the pure, honeyed palate of raisin and dried apricot, with piercing acidity (10.7g/l) as the spine, complex and extremely long. (Drink between 2020-2025)  
VN 92
Vinous, August 2020
The 2016 Mézes Mály Great First Growth Tokaji Aszú 6 Puttonyos, which contains 180.9g/L residual sugar, is the one cuvée whose nose I could not quite work out at first. It needs a few minutes to really coalesce...   The 2016 Mézes Mály Great First Growth Tokaji Aszú 6 Puttonyos, which contains 180.9g/L residual sugar, is the one cuvée whose nose I could not quite work out at first. It needs a few minutes to really coalesce, eventually offering toffee apple, adhesive, lanolin and wood resin scents. Personally, I prefer the Betsek and then the Nyulászó on the nose. The harmonious palate is business as usual, featuring pure botrytized fruit, a superb bed of acidity, and orange peel, marmalade and a touch of lemon sherbet toward the persistent finish, where a welcome touch of bitterness lingers in the mouth. Maybe the nose just needs time. -- Neal Martin  
Category Description
Color & Type Dessert
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country Hungary
Region Tokaj
Vintage 2016
Size 500ML
Percent alcohol 10.5%
Closure Cork