Tokaji The Esszencia Ch Pajzos 1993
- Château Pajzos
- Aszú (100%)
- 6 x 50cl
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"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." Robert Parker
Esscenzia is the result of only the free -run juice of the ultra late harvested (Aszu) grapes. To make Esszencia you need four tons of Aszu grapes (the production of 10 hectares of vines) too make one litre of this precious liquid! The concentration of sugar in the juice is so high it is nigh on impossible to ferment and the resulting wine struggles to about 6.5%. It's literally breathtaking stuff, such is the intensity of flavour and it remains one of the rarest wines on the planet.
From the renowned wine-lover Jean-Louis Laborde of Chateau Clinet, who led a group that stepped in to preserve the great heritage of one of the wine world's historic regions during the immediate post-communist era. In so doing he brought fresh equipment and know-how to a region that was going off the rails due to a chronic lack of investment. Sunny, south-facing vineyards with an average altitude of 200m yield wines that retain their great traditional appeal but without the faults that were common in the region during that time. Amazingly - considering their Bordelais provenance these wines represent outstanding value!