2017 was an outstanding, opulent, vintage for Royal Tokaji. We tasted the selection in the office earlier this month and the quality of these wines really is something else. Royal Tokaji take a Burgundian approach to making these wines: rather than blending their entire crop, the wines from each vineyard are bottled separately.
Formed in 1990, Royal Tokaji believe this to be their finest vintage since 2013, and rank it qualitatively as amongst the very best, along with 1993, 1999, 2000, 2003,2008. 2017 was made under the direction of Zoltán Kovács, whose attention to detail in both vineyard and winery have clearly had an effect.
Neal Martin rates the wines highly and writes “I was very impressed by these 2017s, more so than the 2013s, especially with respect to the four Single Vineyard cuvées. They possess much more depth, richness, complexity and vibrancy, a testament to the practices that Kovács has introduced”
He continues: “If you appreciate one of the world’s greatest sweet wines, then these 2017s from the Royal Tokaji Company come highly recommended. They will be tempting in their youth, but you can bet that they will age effortlessly in bottle.”
We thought the wines were superb, and are very happy to recommend them to you.
|Hungary||2017||Tokaji Aszu Gold Label 6 Puttonyos, Royal Tokaji Wine Company New||50/6||9 \ 0||54||192.00||6||54||64||92.00||92.00||Tokaji Aszu Gold Label 6 Puttonyos, Royal Tokaji||0.5||40|
|Hungary||2017||Tokaji Betsek 6 Putts, Royal Tokaji Wine Company New||50/6||5 \ 0||30||315.00||6||30||105||96.00||96.00||Tokaji Betsek 6 Putts, Royal Tokaji||0.5||40|
|Hungary||2017||Tokaji Mezes Maly 6 Putts, Royal Tokaji Wine Company New||50/6||5 \ 0||30||354.00||6||30||118||95.00||95.00||Tokaji Mezes Maly 6 Putts, Royal Tokaji||0.5||40|
|Hungary||2017||Tokaji Nyulaszo 6 Putts, Royal Tokaji Wine Company New||50/6||5 \ 0||30||315.00||6||30||105||94.00||94.00||Tokaji Nyulaszo 6 Putts, Royal Tokaji||0.5||40|
|Hungary||2017||Tokaji Szt Tamas 6 Putts, Royal Tokaji Wine Company New||50/6||5 \ 0||30||315.00||6||30||105||95.00||95.00||Tokaji Szt Tamas 6 Putts, Royal Tokaji||0.5||40|
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