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Royal Tokaji Furmint 2005

Member Review by Philip James:

A very interesting wine - very reminiscent of a dry version of the sweet Hungarian wines. Strong aromas of stones on the nose. Very dry and steely, but it has a unique intense fruitiness - things like dried sultanas, honey and apricots. Its almost sweet from this fruit. Very interesting.

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Royal Tokaji Wine Company:
The Royal Tokaji Wine Company, founded in Hungary in 1989, has become one of the most defining wineries in Tokaj. From the outset, Royal Tokaji decided to concentrate on producing single-vineyard wines, made from the first growth vineyards of Mezes Maly, Nyulaszo, Szt Tamas and Betsek. Acknowledged as one of the region’s top winemakers, Karoly Ats, combines traditional techniques with modern... Read more
The Royal Tokaji Wine Company, founded in Hungary in 1989, has become one of the most defining wineries in Tokaj. From the outset, Royal Tokaji decided to concentrate on producing single-vineyard wines, made from the first growth vineyards of Mezes Maly, Nyulaszo, Szt Tamas and Betsek. Acknowledged as one of the region’s top winemakers, Karoly Ats, combines traditional techniques with modern technology to create the award-winning Royal Tokaji range of wines. Royal Tokaji is the acknowledged leader of the renaissance of this legendary Hungarian wine, which, in the words of the wine author and company co-founder Hugh Johnson, is “a wine that would make angels sing out loud in praise”. Read less

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Snooth User: Philip James
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2.50 5
09/28/2008

A very interesting wine - very reminiscent of a dry version of the sweet Hungarian wines. Strong aromas of stones on the nose. Very dry and steely, but it has a unique intense fruitiness - things like dried sultanas, honey and apricots. Its almost sweet from this fruit. Very interesting.

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  • Snooth User: lmattson
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    0.00 5
    10/25/2008

    You can watch a short film about this winery here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5EJmMqJX_o


    Snooth User: cbarbata
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    3.50 5
    02/25/2009

    Three and a half glasses


    External Reviews for Royal Tokaji Furmint

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    Source: Shop Wine Direct
    01/17/2009

    Wine & Spirits ReviewFloral and lasting, this is delicious, elegant furmint. It covers octaves of flavor, from bass notes of stones to searing citric sopranos, the middle range filled out with flowers, mint and stone fruit. Clear, clean and invigorating as an aperitif, or with a dish of seared scallops.Wine Tasting NotesFurmint is a white varietal grown in Hungary and is the main ingredient of Tokaji Asz. This yellowish-green grape displays a bouquet reminiscent of ripe apples in youth. After aging in wood, Furmint develops aromas of honey and walnuts. Rich in extract, it makes a heady, robust wine with pronounced acid. It is an early-budding, late-ripening variety and is particularly susceptible to botrytis. Often characterized by its high alcohol levels, Furmints high acidity gives the wine longevity. The Royal Tokaji Furmint is a dry, white wine with apricot, ripe apple and a hint of honey on the nose. Well-balanced with a nice mineral backbone, this clear, light-colored wine displays flavors of apples and fruit with just a touch of lemon zest.




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