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Royal Tokaji Wine Co. Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos Hungary 500 2007

Winemaker's Notes:

2007 was a vintage where wines from late-ripening fruit like Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot came out on top, because they could live longer to the dew of autumn mornings. Musts in the vats had very little juice - the pumps would sometimes fail for lack of liquid in the mass which, pushed, made a sound like wicker. After fermentation the wines looked black and impenetrable for months before they started deepening. In April they were showing a kind of fruit and tannin the like of which we have never seen before. There is no doubt that this vintage's wine will be peaking for many years.

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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

2007 was a vintage where wines from late-ripening fruit like Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot came out on top, because they could live longer to the dew of autumn mornings. Musts in the vats had very little juice - the pumps would sometimes fail for lack of liquid in the mass which, pushed, made a sound like wicker. After fermentation the wines looked black and impenetrable for months before they started deepening. In April they were showing a kind of fruit and tannin the like of which we have never seen before. There is no doubt that this vintage's wine will be peaking for many years.

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