Kardos Vineyards Estate
Kardos Tokaji Aszú 6 Puttonyos 2013
Hungary / Tokaji
Andy's Tasting Notes
Supremely refined and elegant yet with an intensity and concentration that belies its impeccable balance and subtle layers of flavour. It’s lovely to drink now, but hide this away at the very back of the cellar and in 10 – 20 years time you will discover a wine of untold beauty.
Honey, baked apple, quince, apricot, caramel and creme brulee. With more age will develop notes of butterscotch, cream and praline.
Kardos uses no herbicides and the bare minimum of pesticides – organic wherever possible. Although not yet on the path to certification, the estate is committed to systematically turning its viticulture to organic practices. Their philosophy is to ‘Create of as natural wines as possible from concentrated, healthy, raw materials, in a clean environment and with as little intervention as possible’.
Price per bottle £60.00
18 in stock
Located in the crazy sounding village of Mád (regarded as Tokaj’s most important and prestigious wine area), Kardos Vineyards has been in the family for centuries, however, the opportunity to build the Kardos winery was only possible after the Central and Eastern Europe revolution of 1989. From humble beginnings of selling wines from their cellar door and to local bars, this boutique winery started to get more serious when the owners son, Gábor Jnr. came on board full time in 2008. Abandoning a law degree for the land, Gábor Jnr started modernising the winery, introducing strict yield restrictions, multiple bunch selection and selective harvesting techniques – all of which dramatically increased overall wine quality.
With vineyards in Mád and the two neighbouring villages of Rátka and Bodrogkeresztúr, Kardos produce (in the words of Gábor Jnr) “Characteristic dry white Tokaji and late harvest sweet wines by optimising the exceptionally characteristics and extraordinary uniqueness of the Mád terroir”.
Food matchSip on its own! Or match with Roquefort cheese / chocolate desserts
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