Intense nose with lots of fruitiness and spice. Great structure and vibrant freshness with flavors of white peach and ripe plums, a perfect balance of richness, crisp acidity and a long finish. Summer was hot, so we began the Aszú berry harvest in early September and continued to pick steadily in the ideal autumn weather. In particular, October provided three textbook weeks for fine quality Aszú, with day after day of early morning mists, afternoon sunshine and drying winds. The Aszú wines show great structure, plenty of botrytis, depth and freshness with excellent complexity, all attributes of long ageing potential. - Winemaker Notes
95 points - James Suckling
"Fantastic nose of ginseng, dried apricots, yellow plums, brown sugar, honey, lemons and tangerine peel. Honeyed and smooth with layers of dried fruit and subtle earthy elements. Excellent balance and freshness. Tangy. 65% furmint, 30% harslevelu, plus small amounts of other varieties. So delicious now. Drink or hold."
93 points - Wine Spectator
"A waft of beeswax on the nose transitions on the palate to a pure and lovely beam of poached apricot fruit, accented by dried raspberry, candied ginger, hazelnut biscotti and honeysuckle notes. Fine and creamy on the palate, with a long, lightly mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2030. 1,233 cases imported."
92 points - Wine & Spirits
"Royal Tokaji uses muscat blanc à petits grains in addition to hárslevelü to add delicacy to furmint’s power in this blend. The wine feels lighter than the rest of their 2017s, but no less complex. It has a clear sense of earth in its warm, spicy flavors, and a bright, lemony acidity that keeps its tropical fruit flavors brisk and firm. It ends clean, with a white- pepper spice that points this toward spicy, savory fare, like Thai sausage wrapped in lettuce leaves."