Sunny golden-hay appearance with a warm, fruity nose of peach and mango, and a medium-bodied, very sweet wash of honeyed tropical fruits and quince, with a fresh citrus twist on the finish.
Enjoy as an aperitif, with Asian/Chinese food or with blue cheese, pavlova and chocolate.
Royal Tokaji's Late Harvest is made from Furmint, Harslevelu and Muscat de Lunel, fermented in steel, aged in wood, and meant for early consumption.
Royal Tokaji was co-founded in 1990 by famous (in wine circles anyway) English wine historian/journalist Hugh Johnson, whose goal was to bring back to global acclaim the wines of one of history’s most brilliant regions, Tokaji. The company's success has played a big part in the restoration of Hungary's reputation for fine wines, after years of decline under Communism. From the outset, Royal Tokaji, including current winemaker Karoly Ats, has concentrated on single-vineyard wines made from first growth vineyards in Mezes Maly, Nyulaszo, St Tamas and Betsek. The wines, says Hugh, "would make angels sing out loud in praise."
Tokaji is easily Hungary's most famous wine region, thanks to its nectar-like stickies of the same name. The country's national anthem even thanks God for the gift of Tokaji! The grapes used are Furmint (primarily), Harslevelu and Muscat. The aszú/dessert style for which Tokaji is known is made from grapes affected by benevolent fungus Botrytis cinerea (noble rot), as in Sauternes. Tokaji's sweetness is indicated on the label in numbers of "puttonyos," although less sweet products can't use this term.