Tokaji Classic Late Harvest 2011, Hungary
The winery is situated in the ancient town of Mád and there are eight hectares under vine in the “Grand Cru” Kiraly and Betsek areas, planted to Furmint, Harslevelu and Muscat. The vines average age is around 30 years old, producing extremely low yields. Winemaker Imre Galambosi eschews modern, high-tech methods and relies on traditional vinification and barrel ageing.
This is a late harvest wine meaning the grapes are botrytised only - not shrivelled as well (which go into the famous concentrated Tokaji Aszu). But it is still glorious and th phrase 'entry level' doesn't do it justice. Made from 65% Furmint, 30% Harslevelu & 5% Muscat.