Royal Tokaji

Szt. Tamás, 6 Puttonyos, Tokaj

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Royal Tokaji
Szt. Tamás, 6 Puttonyos, Tokaj – 2008

Vinous
93 Points

Bright orange-gold. Smells lighter and livelier than the Betsek, offering fruitier aromas of peach and apricot. Then fresh, high-pitched and tight on the palate, with lively acidity framing and lifting the flavors of orange zest, apricot and spices. Finishes youthful, silky and long. Like the Betsek, this is a blend of furmint, Hárslevelü and yellow Muscat.

Stephen Tanzer, June 2014
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Royal Tokaji
Szt. Tamás, 6 Puttonyos, Tokaj – 2008

Wine & Spirits
94 Points

Royal Tokaji focuses most of its energy on aszú wines—a sweet style on which the region has based its fame. However, they’ve been working on dry wines for more than a decade; their flagship dry bottling, now called The Oddity, is regularly one of the region’s best. This rarer bottling, from the iron rich Szt. Tamas vineyard, shows how well furmint can age when it’s grown and harvested carefully: It’s a riveting wine, the apple and peach notes full and firm, girded with an earthy, volcanic-rock warmth. It lasts, emanating a warm, lively energy, and was still going strong...

December 2014
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Royal Tokaji
Szt. Tamás, 6 Puttonyos, Tokaj – 2008

The SOMM Journal

"The 'First Class' vineyard … full of reddish clay and volcanic rock. Bortrytis develops easily in this vineyard, and the wines always have a distinct personality of orange peel, spices and a certain custardy richness … particularly 'fat' and sappy."
Karen MacNeil, February/March 2016
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Royal Tokaji
Szt. Tamás, 6 Puttonyos, Tokaj – 2008

KarenMacNeil.com
92 points

"The 'First Class' vineyard known as Szt. Tamás is full of reddish clay and volcanic rock … the wines always have a distinct personality of orange peel, spices and a certain custardy richness. The texture is particularly 'fat' and sappy."
Karen MacNeil, December 31, 2015
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