20/04/2015 – Royal Tokaji, Dry Furmint 2011

Royal Tokaji, Dry Furmint 2011, Hungary
Furmint is the great grape of Tokaji, picked heavy with the Botrytis mould, to make the wonderfully sweet dessert wines of the region. But more and more is appearing as dry table wine, and this example from the illustrious Royal Tokaji is a fine example – and currently available at a very good price. The nose has a crisp, but creamy nougat and baked apple note. But mostly it is about fresh, spiced fruit with hints of star anise to summer fruits and citrus. On the palate it has good texture and weight, the richness due in part to a hefty 14% alcohol, yet the quince and pear flavours are really crisp with lovely acidity to sweep through that textural weight. Watch the video for more information and food-matching ideas. £7.99 on offer from Majestic (Normally £9.99) and see all stockists on wine-searcher.com

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