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BOCK 13 KEKFRANKOS
JOSEF BOCK 2013 KEKFRANKOS (BLAUFRANKISCH)
Item: #342350
Bottle Size:750ml
$15.95
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Immediately upon popping the cork and taking my first sip it reminds me of Cru Beaujolais, but as it opens up quickly in the glass it gets darker and a little earthier than I was expecting, Read More...
and not in a bad way…

Solid blueberry and plum on the front end, with leather, pencil lead and cedar running all the way through. Dry in the tannins department and certainly begs for food. This is/was my first memorable Hungarian red wine, I do have to say! If you’re looking for a wine that’s “a little off the beaten path,” this is it.
BOTT 12 HARSLEVELU
BOTT 12 HARSLEVELU DRY WHITE
HATARI
Item: #342367
Bottle Size:750ml
$24.99
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Harslevelu (HARSH-leh-veh-LOO) is an aromatic white grape variety from Hungary, first mentioned there in 1744. It is an offspring of Furmint and, like that variety, is used to make Read More...
both dry and sweet wines. Harslevelu means "linden leaf" referring not to the shape of the leaf, but its subtle floral aromatics. Thin-skinned and late ripening, Harslevelu is delicately perfumed.

Bott's 2012 was sourced from 35-year-old vines grown in the Hatari vineyard. Perhaps because of limestone-rich soils, the grapes from this vineyard have good minerality and acidity. The wine was fermented and aged in neutral oak. This is a delightful white, both rich in flavor and elegantly dry. On the nose you find aromas of poached stone fruits, lemon zest and spice. In the mouth flavors of melon and honey are balanced by citrus notes and a hint of spice. Serve with cheese, pate, cold cuts, chicken or fish.
KIRALYUDVAR 12 FURMINT SEC
KIRALYUDVAR 2012 FURMINT SEC, TOKAJI
Item: #372428
Bottle Size:750ML
$20.98
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Furmint is the grape variety used to make Hungary's famous dessert wine, Tokay. This Furmint, however, is clean, crisp, has good fruit and has a dry finish. Perfect with appetizers, chicken, Read More...
fish or seafood dishes.
NOSTOS 10 ALEXANDRA'S
NOSTOS 10 ALEXANDRA'S MANOUSAKIS WINERY, CRETE
Item: #342363
Bottle Size:750ml
$24.95
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This delightful red is a blend of 40% Syrah, 40% Mourvedre and 20% Grenache. The grapes were grown organically and the wine aged in French oak. Crete (Kríti), once the center of Read More...
the Minoan civilization (c. 2700-1420 BC), is the largest and most populous of the Greek islands. In Greek mythology Crete was the birthplace of Zeus. It is believed wine has been made on Crete for over 3,000 years. The Nostos 2010 Alexandra's red is made by the Manousakis Winery which is known in Europe but was new to us. We were very impressed by the quality of this medium to full-bodied red. Serve this with grilled sausages or beef or lamb dishes.
ROYAL TOKAJI 08 5 PUTT 500ml
ROYAL TOKAJI 08 ASZU 5 PUTTONYOS RED LABEL
Item: #374811
Bottle Size:500 WS:94
$39.99
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Hungary’s sweet Tokaji (Tokay) wines have been considered one of the world’s greatest dessert wines since at least the Middle Ages. Wines labeled Aszú are made from late harvest, botrytis-Read More...
affected Furmint and Harslevelu grapes with a small percentage of Muscat. 5 Puttonyos indicates the richness and sweetness level of this impressive wine.
ROYAL TOKAJI 2003 ESSENCIA
$757.98
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THE WINE ADVOCATE - 98 POINTS
The 2003 Essencia has a fabulous bouquet with profound scents of lemon curd, frangipane, apple crumble, dandelion, Read More...
wild mushroom and a slight adhesive note. The palate is extraordinarily pure with perfect acidity. It is perfectly focused with a crescendo of honey, quince, and Seville orange marmalade with lemon peel. This is out of this world. I would love to have been a witness to Hugh Johnson’s rally cry in the town hall of Mad, a behest that the historical wines of Tokaji should not be forgotten, a catalyst for the resurrection of the Royal Tokaji Company. I would like to imagine it was something like Sir Lawrence Olivier addressing the troops in Henry II (but with a Hungarian twist.) Hugh was not there in the flesh when I visited the winery, although I paid homage to his bust that stands on a plinth outside the winery, keeping a watchful eye over the day-to-day running. I must confess that the winery was larger than I had presupposed. Perhaps I have been so bewitched by their aszu wines that I had not paid enough attention to the success of their entry-level dry Furmints. One only needs to look at their advertising campaign or even their permanent booth stationed in Budapest Airport to understand why Royal Tokaji Company is not just for connoisseurs seeking single-vineyard wines, but also caters to those making their first foray into the region’s wines. Of the estate’s 107 hectares of vineyard, around half of that area was designated first growth in the 1737 classification, including Nyulaszo, Szent Tamas, and Betsek in Mad and Mezes Maly in Tarcal. Winemakers have come and gone since its inception in 1990, many to form their own enterprises, such as Samuel Tinon. I met with present winemaker Istvan Turoczi, an energetic gentleman with obligatory bleached moustache, whose passion and enthusiasm was infectious. He made several interesting observations during my visit, one being that in Tokaj they can no longer reach the acidity levels common up until five or six years ago. Global warming perhaps? That certainly seemed to be true as I spent the week tasting both old and new vintages. He also mentioned a stylistic change. “The older I get, the less alcohol I look for,” he remarked sagely, and sure enough recent vintages displayed modest levels. It goes without saying that the wines of the Royal Tokaji Company form an ideal entry to the delights of Tokaji, both for connoisseurs and the uninitiated. That is not to say that I think the wines could not have been improved in the past, and some of the levels of new oak on the dry Furmint seem excessive in retrospect. But if you want a lesson in single vineyard expression through the medium of aszu, then seek out one of their limited edition bottlings from “Mezes Maly” or “Betsek,” go compare and contrast. The Escenzias are some of the finest Tokaji has to offer, up there with Pajzos and Disznok?, and are destined to outlive all of us.



Winery Notes: So concentrated that you can almost bite into it this wine has the distilled essence of ripe plums, apricot jam and honey wrapped in a cloak of botrytis character. The flavours remain with you for hours.
ROYAL TOKAJI 2007 SZT TAMAS
$106.98
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ROYAL TOKAJI BETSEK 1990
$68.98
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The Royal Tokaji Wine Company, founded in 1990, has become one of the most defining wineries in Tokaj. It is the oldest winery founded by foreign investors, including Hugh Johnson, Read More...
one of the most renowned wine authors in the world. From the outset, Royal Tokaji decided to concentrate on producing single-growth wines from the first class growths of Nyulaszo, Szt Tamas and Betsek, as well as Mezes Maly, which is one of the two Great First Growths in the region.
The largest of Royal Tokaji’s first growth vineyards, Betsek Vineyard is shaped like a half-moon and tilted northeast. The area where the vineyard is located is typically cold – lower portions of the vineyard have been known to actually freeze in the spring. The soil is dark humus mixed with volcanic clay, producing weighty, pungent wines with an earthy character.
RT 12 MAD CUVEE LH 375ml
$17.98

In-store purchase only.
Please call 800-331-3005 for details.


WINE SPECTATOR 91 POINTS: "A late-harvest style, exuding floral, apricot, peach and melon flavors. Light and intense, with a lingering aftertaste of Read More...
dried apricot and spice. Drink now through 2018. 1,200 cases made. Smart Buys. (12/31/14)" Alcohol 11.5%. Residual sugar: 94 g/l.
THE ODDITY 2013 DRY FURMINT
$13.95
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Furmint is one of Europe's foremost grape varieties with a history stretching back many centuries. This is a wine that is under the radar but overdelivers. This is a wine with an excellent QPR. Read More...
Think of this as a cross between Chablis and Chenin Blanc. It is a wine to be drunk with charcuterie, oysters, dishes with warm spices or garlic cream sauces. This is the perfect foil to a good many dishes. What makes it so good is that it is delicious on its own, served chilled for sipping on a hot summer day. Delightful!
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