Awarded 95 points, Gold and overall Trophy status (Tokaji Sweet Trophy) at the 2018 IWC (International Wine Challenge) in May 2018 (see blue link below for review and their tasting note).
Tokaji Aszu 6 Puttonyos, Patricius 2008 - IWC 2018 award and review
Could these vineyards be some of the oldest in the world? On the same latitude as Chablis, Tokaji experiences a much warmer climate because of its central European location and the sheltering Carpathian Mountains to the north, west and east. This, together with the influence of the Tisza and Bodrog rivers, produces the magic combination of humid nights and warm, fine autumns which result in such fantastic sweet wines from botrytis grapes, similar to Sauternes.
Patricius is very much the new kid on the block, bursting onto the scene in 2005 with a succession of medals, awards and rapturous endorsement. Deszö Kékessy was a Hungarian exile during Communism, who returned to his beloved Tokaji having established a successful business in Switzerland. Little by little he has acquired 150 hectares of the very best vineyards, built a fabulous new winery and employed top winemaker Péter Molnár. Deszö’s daughter and son-in-law run what he has established as a true legacy for his family. The attention to detail is breathtaking: re-planting and even re-orienting rows of vines where necessary, and upholding a standard of perfection in both vine-growing and winemaking which is evident in the quality of the wines, which display exquisite elegance and class, with a fine tension between complex fruit and honey flavours, minerality and rapier-like acidity.
This wine is a blend of 70% Furmint, 30% Hárslevelű.
To see an informative tasting note and technical sheet for this wine, please click on the blue link below.
Tokaji Aszu 6 Puttonyos, Patricius 2008 - fiche technique