Szerelmi Hárslevelű

Demeter Zoltán Szerelmi Hárslevelű 2009

Demeter Zoltán, Tokaj (Hungary)
White
Hárslevelű
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"A mid-gold hue. Beautifully expressive and aromatic, although with a very solid feel to the composition of the wine. The fruit has an intense, tropical fruit character, with pineapple the most prominent aroma. After that comes some structured, pithy, fruit skin elements. Aromas of pear skin, although more the bitter grip rather than the fruit flavour, and with that more citrus elements, orange pith. This solid feel that is first apparent comes through on the palate, which has dense fruit and solid, warm, structure. I thought at first there might be an element of skin contact here, but the alcohol is on the high side, and although there is no heat here this certainly contributes to the very solid feel of the wine. All the same I really like this; the pithy and mildly bitter phenolic character giving plenty of interest."
The Winedoctor, Chris Kissak

92 Points Wine & Spirits Magazine: “Opulent and complex, this demolishes any fallacies about hárslevelű being incapable of greatness. Off 60-year-old hárslevelű vines planted on the pure loess soils of the Tokaj hill and fermented in barrel, it comes on like a sweet wine, rich in honey and deep yellow fruit; then the acidity rounds it up with authority and precision, revealing the savory side. It lasts, sandy and salty with a pink peppercorn spice, the hazelnut richness contrasted by dry, floral notes of chamomille and Kaffir lime peel.

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