Tokaji Aszú & Essencia Vintage List

Tokaji Aszú & Essencia, Vintage List

 

1956 | 1959 | 1962 | 1963 | 1972 | 1975 | 1981 | 1983 | 1988 |

1989 | 19921993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999 |

2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 |

2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 20132014 | 2015 | 2016

 

In Hungary no special occasion is complete without a bottle of Tokaji Aszú! Because of its excellent aging potential, parents buy a selection of Aszú from the birth years of their children, only to open them when the child becomes an adult. The distinctively-shaped Aszú bottle is a fixture on every birthday, wedding anniversary, and Christmas table. Though we are happy to enjoy Aszú on any night of the week, this wine does make a truly unique gift for an anniversary, milestone birthday, achievement, or special celebration.

We also have many bottles of Essencia listed here. It is the sweetest and lowest-alcohol wine on the planet, usually served in a crystal spoon. Made from the free-run juice of hand-picked botrytized berries. More than two years of slow fermentation result in just 2-6 percent alcohol, and a minimal residual sugar content of 500 grams/liter.

We are devoted fans of this perfectly balanced sweet wine, and we are proud to offer these older and rare Aszú vintages. To ensure that these wines reach you in the best conditions, we don’t store the older vintages in our shop. They are kept at the wineries where they were born, stored in perfect conditions. For this reason, we cannot guarantee immediate shipment —so order in advance if you have an occasion!

You can browse a small portion of our Tokaj selection in our online shop, and see the rest listed here. Don't hesitate to get in touch with our wine advisors for more information on these wines, if you are searching for something not listed here, or to place an order.

If you live in Europe, see our shipping prices here. If you live elsewhere, contact us for a shipping quote. If you are ordering as a gift, let us know if you'd like a handwritten, customized gift card and a festive bow on the bottle.

 

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1956

The Hungarian revolution against the Soviet regime started on October 23rd, in the middle of the harvest. While the grapes for this wine were being harvested, Budapest was being destroyed by Russian tanks. A legendary wine from a legendary year. 

●  Oremus 5 Puttonyos Tokaji Aszú (500ml) — 180,000 HUF

1959

Only two vintages from the 1950s are still commercially available: 1956 and 1959. After 60 years, this wine is still at its pinnacle.

●  Oremus 5 Puttonyos Tokaji Aszú (500ml) — 125,000 HUF

1962

●  Oremus 5 Puttonyos Tokaji Aszú (500ml) — 120,000 HUF

1963

●  Oremus 4 Puttonyos Tokaji Aszú (500ml) — 60,000 HUF

1972

●  Oremus 5 Puttonyos Tokaji Aszú (500ml) — 80,000 HUF

●  Oremus 6 Puttonyos Tokaji Aszú (500ml) — 130,000 HUF

1975

●  Oremus 5 Puttonyos Tokaji Aszú (500ml) — 60,000 HUF

●  Oremus Tokaji Essencia (500ml) — 150,000 HUF

1981

●  Oremus 6 Puttonyos Tokaji Aszú (500ml) — 50,000 HUF 

1983

●  Oremus 5 Puttonyos Tokaji Aszú (500ml) — 42,000 HUF

1988

At its peak now! This wine had a long period of barrel aging (6 years).

●  Oremus 5 Puttonyos Tokaji Aszú (500ml) — 24,000 HUF

1989

This was the last vintage made under the Communist regime!

●  Oremus 6 Puttonyos Tokaji Aszú (500ml) — 40,000 HUF

1992

1992 was not a perfect vintage, but with time and aging, this wine has developed an excellent balance between richness and acidity.

●  Disznókő 5 Puttonyos Tokaji Aszú (500ml) — 34,000 HUF

1993

This was the first excellent vintage after the change of regimes.

●  Disznókő Disznókő 6 Puttonyos Tokaji Aszú (500ml) — 40,000 HUF

●  Hétszőlő 5 Puttonyos Tokaji Aszú (500ml) — 38,000 HUF

1994

This was a good vintage, during which only 5 Puttonyos-style Aszú was produced.

●  Oremus 5 Puttonyos Tokaji Aszú (500ml) — 18,000 HUF

1995

This was a very good vintage for sweet wines, and the first year that Oremus produced a late-harvest wine with botrytis. Excellent aging potential!

●  Oremus 5 Puttonyos Tokaji Aszú (500ml) — 26,000 HUF

●  Oremus 6 Puttonyos Tokaji Aszú (500ml) — 27,000 HUF

1996

This was a good vintage for sweet wines.

●  Hétszőlő 5 Puttonyos Tokaji Aszú (500ml) — 25,000 HUF

1997

This was a high acidity vintage

●  Hétszőlő 6 Puttonyos Tokaji Aszú (500ml) — 28,000 HUF

1998

This was a hard vintage, in which very low quantities were produced.

●  Disznókő 5 Puttonyos Tokaji Aszú (500ml) — 26,000 HUF

1999

This was one of the best vintages ever, producing balanced wines with long aging potential. This vintage is as sharp as a diamond, with precise aromas. It is classical, elegant, and immortal. It was also, the first vintage produced in Oremus' new winery.

●  Hétszőlő 6 Puttonyos Tokaji Aszú (500ml) — 41,000 HUF

●  Oremus 5 Puttonyos Tokaji Aszú (500ml) — 24,000 HUF

●  Oremus 6 Puttonyos Tokaji Aszú (500ml) — 28,000 HUF

●  Disznókő 6 Puttonyos Tokaji Aszú, Kapi Vineyard (500ml) — 42,000 HUF

●  Oremus Tokaji Essencia (375ml) — 170,000 HUF

●  Disznókő Tokaji Essencia (375ml) — 190,000 HUF

2000

This was a very good vintage, with rich and concentrated wines. This year Oremus harvested the highest ever amount of Aszú berries.

●  Hétszőlő 5 Puttonyos Tokaji Aszú (500ml) — 25,000 HUF

●  Oremus 6 Puttonyos Tokaji Aszú (500ml) — 26,000 HUF

●  Oremus Tokaji Essencia (375ml) — 120,000 HUF

2001

A very difficult vintage, with low production.

●  Hétszőlő 5 Puttonyos Tokaji Aszú, Hárslevelű (500ml) — 23,000 HUF

2002

The keyword for the 2002 vintage is precision—wines with a very aromatic and soft attack, followed by a wonderful mouthwatering freshness. The September harvest was excellent, and then the weather turned very rainy and humid. Low quantities of excellent wines were produced. 

●  Disznókő 5 Puttonyos Tokaji Aszú (500ml) — 17,000 HUF 

●  Disznókő 6 Puttonyos Tokaji Aszú, Hetedik (500ml) — 28,000 HUF

●  Oremus 5 Puttonyos Tokaji Aszú (500ml) — 18,000 HUF

●  Oremus Tokaji Essencia (375ml) — 90,000 HUF

2003

This was a uniquely warm vintage, which produced very low quantities.

●  Disznókő 5 Puttonyos Tokaji Aszú (500ml) — 18,000 HUF

●  Oremus 6 Puttonyos Tokaji Aszú (500ml) — 24,000 HUF

●  Oremus Tokaji Essencia (375ml) — 100,000 HUF

2004

A difficult vintage for dry wines, but some great sweet wines were produced.

●  Hétszőlő, 4 Puttonyos Tokaji Aszú, Kövérszőlő (500ml) — 11,000 HUF (A rare single-varietal Aszú, made from Kövérszőlő (the least-planted variety in Tokaj). After a 400-year tradition, since 2014 the 4 Puttonyos category has been discontinued.)

●  Hétszőlő 5 Puttonyos Tokaji Aszú (500ml) — 19,000 HUF

●  Hétszőlő 5 Puttonyos Tokaji Aszú, Hárslevelű (500ml) — 18,000 HUF

●  Samuel Tinon 5 Puttonyos Tokaji Aszú (500ml) — 22,000 HUF

2005

Wines from the 2005 vintage are like watching a fireworks display: explosive, bright, colorful, and vibrant.

●  Oremus 5 Puttonyos Tokaji Aszú (500ml) — 19,000 HUF

●  Oremus 6 Puttonyos Tokaji Aszú (500ml) — 26,000 HUF

●  Disznókő 6 Puttonyos Tokaji Aszú, Kapi Vineyard (500ml) — 42,000 HUF

●  Oremus Tokaji Essencia (375ml) — 120,000 HUF

●  Disznókő Tokaji Essencia (375ml) — 140,000 HUF

2006

The 2006 vintage has fluidity and balance, producing wines with delightfully fresh acidity and a very precise texture.

Disznókő 5 Puttonyos Tokaji Aszú (500ml) — 18,000 HUF

●  Disznókő 6 Puttonyos Tokaji Aszú (500ml) — 27,000 HUF

●  Oremus Tokaji Essencia (375ml) — 150,000 HUF

2007

The 2007 vintage is characterized by its finesse and refined fruit.

●  Disznókő 5 Puttonyos Tokaji Aszú (500ml) — 18,000 HUF

●  Samuel Tinon 5 Puttonyos Tokaji Aszú (500ml) — 20,000 HUF

●  Oremus Tokaji Essencia (375ml) — 120,000 HUF

●  Disznókő Tokaji Essencia (375ml) — 117,000 HUF

2008

2008 resulted in multi-dimensional wines with spicy aromas and lovely acidity.

●  Béres 6 Puttonyos Tokaji Aszú (500ml)  — 17,000 HUF

●  Disznókő 5 Puttonyos Tokaji Aszú (500ml) — 15,000 HUF

●  Hétszőlő 5 Puttonyos Tokaji Aszú (500ml) — 13,000 HUF

●  Oremus Tokaji Essencia (375ml) — 100,000 HUF

●  Béres Tokaji Essencia (275ml) —46,000 HUF

2009

2009 was a wonderfully rich and ripe vintage.

●  Oremus 5 Puttonyos Tokaji Aszú (500ml) — 15,000 HUF

●  Royal Tokaji 5 Puttonyos Tokaji Aszú (500ml) — 16,000 HUF

●  Royal Tokaji 6 Puttonyos Tokaji Aszú, Mézes Mály Vineyard (500ml) —25,000 HUF

●  Disznókő Tokaji Essencia (375ml) — 117,000 HUF

2010

2010 was a refreshing vintage with vivacious (almost cool) acidity and wonderful aromas.

●  Erzsébet Pince 6 Puttonyos Tokaji Aszú (500ml) — 24,000 HUF

●  Oremus 5 Puttonyos Tokaji Aszú (500ml) — 14,000 HUF

2011

2011 had exceptionally high acidity, which gave a perfect balance to the sweetness.

●  Árvay Pincészet, 6 Puttonyos Tokaji Aszú (500ml) — 23,000 HUF

●  Béres 5 Puttonyos Tokaji Aszú (500ml) — 11,000 HUF

●  Disznókő 6 Puttonyos Tokaji Aszú, Kapi Vineyard (500ml) — 40,000 HUF

2012

The fragrant Aszús of 2012 are rounded with lower acidity than usual.

●  Disznókő 5 Puttonyos Tokaji Aszú (500ml) — 15,000 HUF

●  Disznókő 6 Puttonyos Tokaji Aszú (500ml) — 27,000 HUF

●  Disznókő Tokaji Essencia (375ml) — 117,000 HUF

2013

2013 was the best vintage of the 2010s … rich, complex, and age-worthy.

●  Erzsébet Pince 6 Puttonyos Tokaji Aszú (500ml) — 24,000 HUF

●  Royal Tokaji 5 Puttonyos Tokaji Aszú (500ml) — 6,500 HUF

●  Füleky Winery 6 Puttonyos Tokaji Aszú (500ml) — 16,500 HUF

●  Disznókő Tokaji Essencia (375ml) — 117,000 HUF

2014

This was a difficult vintage with lots of rain. A very low quantity of sweet wines was produced, in a more early-drinking style.

●  Disznókő 5 Puttonyos Tokaji Aszú (500ml) — 15,000 HUF

2015

●  Tischler & Halpern 5 Puttonyos Kosher Tokaji Aszú (500ml) — 9,900 HUF

2016

●  Royal Tokaji 6 Puttonyos Tokaji Aszú (500ml) — 9,900 HUF

 

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