Wine Spectator 93 points, Vol.11, No. 39 Insider, Oct. 7, 2015
“Thick and mouthcoating, this sweet white exhibits apricot, vanilla, orange and honey aromas and flavors. Leaves a balanced, clean impression. Drink now through 2030. - Bruce Sanderson. $180/375ml. 600 cases made.”
* Alc. 8.7%, Residual sugar 330 g/L, Acidity 8.1 g/L, Sugar-free extract 74.3 g/L, Yield 1.7 hl/ha = 1oz (33ml)/vine.
* Individual, first class, botrytized (aszú) berries, with over 70% sugar content, were picked berry by berry, over 8 weeks, in October and November 2007, from Zéta, Muscat, Hárslevelű and Furmint grape clusters in our first class Betsek and Veresek vineyards. Average daily aszú berry quantity gathered by a harvester: 45 lbs = 20 kg.
* To soak and extract these aszú berries, a basewine was made from overripe Muscat, Hárslevelű and Furmint grapes.
* “Cold soak” for 24 hours, followed by gentle pressing in a traditional hand operated basket press.
* Completely natural, local wild yeast fermentation without any nutrient addition.
* Barrel fermented and aged in new Hungarian oak barrels (Kádár Hungary, 225L, light toast) for 51 months.
* 11 individual lots blended for final assemblage. Fined and filtered using bentonite/paper filter/membrane.
* Hand bottled on 18-31st of March, 2012. Cork: Procork Fleur 45x24 mm.
* 7,492 bottles produced (500 ml stamped Tokaji bottles)
* Aged in bottle for 42 months prior to its release in October of 2015
“ To me 2007 is an outstanding vintage. High quality and quantity of first class botrytis, concentrating the most flavorful grapes. The wine is redolent with tropical aromatics, has lush texture and phenomenal sweetness.”
Simply gorgeous with Epoisses, blue cheese, lobster, foie gras, dried fruit and creme brulee. Or sip by itself!