One of the two Tokaji which have ever been rated 100/100 by Robert Parker (the other one was the 2000 Royal Tokaji Essencia). Epic ...
|Producer: CHÂTEAU PAJZOS
Grape Varieties: 60% Furmint, 25% Hárslevelü, 12% Muscat Lunel, 3% Zéta
Alcoholic Content: 7 % vol
Residual Sugar Content: 565 g/l
Acidity: 12,5 g/l
Bottle Size: 0,5 l
Robert Parker 100 points
Weinkompass 2000/M. Scheuermann 100 points
Wine Spectator 99 points / #3 in the Top 100 Wines of 1998
Decanter Magazine The Best White
„We finished with a perfect wine, the 1993 Château Pajzos Esszencia from Hungary. It looked like motor oil, but the wine possessed such great acidity that everything was fresh, vibrant, and well-balanced. Marmalade, a liqueur of nuts, fruitcake, plum, and caramelized tropical fruit characteristics are all present in this deep amber-colored wine. Incredibly intoxicating from an aromatic point of view, this vibrant, well-focused, amazing wine proves the greatness of the finest wines of Tokaji. 100 points.“
PARKER Hedonists' Gazette
„One of the world´s finest dessert wines. Sensational ultrasweet Tokaji, yet with a lovely citrus underpinning that keeps it from being heavy. Like melted honey, with lime and pineapple, this is one of those marvelous gems that makes you swoon in delight. Tempting now into the 21st century...“
„...A sensational Tokaji, ultrasweet without being heavy, this is the nec plus ultra of the region. Extremely rare....“
WINE SPECTATOR, December 1997 & December 1998
„...rich, dark brown hues with a dense, rich, orangey nose. Extremely luscious on the palate - more flavour than aroma - almost musically sweet with a confected style of sugar, great concentration, sweet, dense, oranges and spice with a critic prickle...“
DECANTER MAGAZINE, October 1997
The Pajzos vineyard with the old manor house standing in its midst is situated on the south-facing slopes of the Bodrogolaszi village. It has a hard basalt base rock covered with andesite/clay soil. This basalt base rock, and the vineyard’s sunny disposition ensure that the vine roots are kept warm. On hot summer days, Pajzos is open to cooling breezes from the Bodrog River Valley. Pajzos was not mentioned in the old records of 1798 and 1867, so it might be a merging designation of neighbouring vineyards, developed in the late 19th century. Most likely it is related to the wedding of Anna Pajzos of Sáros to a member of the Dókus family in 1899. They have been prominent vineyards owners in Hegyalja since the 17th century. Pajzos might have been created partly from the Dókus estates.
A beautiful Essencia from the outstanding Danczka vineyard. Behind the beauty of this Essencia lies a powerful golden goddess, whose soul and magic is contained within the orange blossom honey nectar.
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„Listen then, your grace; his majesty the King of Sweden -
I beg pardon, the Count Haga
I should have said - drinks nothing but tokay.” - „Well, am I so poor as to have no tokay in my cellar? If so, I must dismiss my butler.”
from „The Queen's Necklace”