Chateau Pajzos Tokaji 3 puttonyos 2003

Chateau Pajzos, Tokaji, Aszu, 3 Puttonyos, 2003 The nose sports dried fruits, honey, a sense of Amontillado’s nuttiness, a bit of mustiness and wet hay, the appropriate volatility as well as a touch of spiritousness. In the mouth it is thick, tasting of caramel, sweet and acidic. It makes for an economical introduction to Tokaji but honestly will disappoint those who have tasted the wines of Oremus and The Royal. It should be holding on better at this young stage.

The grapes were harvested at 310 grams per litre sugar and the final wine comes in at 119 grams per litre RS. Produced and bottled in Sarospatak 11% this 500 ml bottle was purchased at Bottle Barn for $19.99.

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Ray Johnson is the Executive Director of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. He writes about food and wine, his travels and the business of wine. He makes his home in Sonoma County, California.
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