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Kiralyudvar Tokaji Furmint Sec 2013


Synopsis, Our Opinion: An eccentric Hungarian white wine.

Producer/Winery: Királyudvar; Magyarorszag, Hungary.

Grape Variety: Furmint blend – 85% Furmint and 15% Hárslevelu.

Geographic Appellation, Region, Country: Tokaj, Hungary.

Vintage: 2013

Price: $18.90 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Grilled vegetables and fresh from the oven rustic sourdough bread.

Tasting:

    Chilled before drinking. Slightly cloudy, dark oat straw color, but with an unusual polished copper color around the edges. VERY STRONG aromas of overripe apple with a little wet stone, lemon and sweet Confederate Jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides) blossoms. Fruity, off dry, medium body and a 150-grit texture. Brawny and dominant apple flavor with undertones of lemon and dusty turmeric. Abundant edgy acidity and a long and lingering finish of citrus and apple that extends with a lemon and mineral aftertaste. The combination of strong apple and citrus fruit plus the piercing acidity gave a delightful nuttiness to each sip. This was served chilled, but by the last pour it had warmed and the dominating ripe apple flavor began to be a little overwhelming. We called it an eccentric Hungarian white wine.

Királyudvar vineyard
Photo from Tarcal.

Comments: Learn more about Királyudvar and their wines.

Alcohol Content: 12.5%

Closure: Natural cork.

UPC Code: 5 999035 170138

Imported by: The Rare Wine Company; Brisbane, California.