Royal Tokaji

Tokaj, Hungary

Mézes Mály, 6 Puttonyos, Tokaj – 2009

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  • Introduction

    • Single-Vineyard
      Great First Growth, 6 Puttonyos

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Royal Tokaji owns more than half of Mézes Mály (MEES-zesh my), one of only two vineyards in all of Tokaj to be named as a great first growth in the classification of 1700. It has since been referred to as “pro mensa caesaris primus haberi,” or “to be the first choice at the royal table” — an honorable distinction likened to Château d’Yquem’s status in Bordeaux. Located on a south-facing slope, “Mézes Mály,” or “honeycomb,” is Royal Tokaji’s only vineyard with loess topsoil, providing the wines with honey and floral characteristics. These wines are softer than other Royal Tokaji wines grown in vineyards with volcanic-clay topsoil.

    • Appellation: Tokaj
    • Vine Age: Planted 1984
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  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: Furmint, Hárslevelü, Muscat
  • Tasting Notes

    • The nose displays peppermint, quince, peach and honey, while the palate boasts balanced honey, peach and floral flavors. What nice acidity, how fresh! This full-bodied wine has a long finish tasting of quince. Nothing compares.

    • Serving Suggestions: Royal Tokaji’s Aszú wines are wonderful on their own as an apéritif or digestif, with cigars and petits fours. Given their bright acidity, these wines also pair well with a wide variety of foods, including foie gras, fruit tarts, chocolate desserts and a variety of cheeses. Serve slightly chilled at 12 to 15 degrees Celsius (54 to 59 degrees Fahrenheit) in a small port glass or a glass of similar size.

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  • Mézes Mály, 6 Puttonyos, Tokaj – 2009 – 93 points – Wine & Spirits

    "...It smells of pure honey and feels as round as a peach, the 220 grams of sugar it packs is fully saturated with profound fruit flavor. Those flavors remain fresh for days after opening, the acidity drawing an elegant line through the wine..."

  • Mézes Mály, 6 Puttonyos, Tokaj – 2009 – 93 points – Wine & Spirits

    “It smells of pure honey and feels as round as a peach … Those flavors remain fresh for days after opening, the acidity drawing an elegant line through the wine that keeps it energetic. Gorgeous now, it should also age well for decades."

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