Hello everyone! In preparation to my WSET level 3 exam I’ve decided to write my wine notes on my blog.

So hopefully for the next couple of weeks/months I will try to past daily. I will cover both Hungarian and international types of wine with an occasional Champagne or sparkling wine!

Today we will kick off with an older sweet wine from Tokaj Classic from Mád, probably the most famous town in the wine region Tokaj.

The wine is clear with a medium golden colour.
The nose is fully developed, clean, complex and medium intensive. You can find primary aromas like flint and acacia and tertiary aromas from bottle ageing like honey and little hints of petrol and there is also some dried fruits like apricot because of the fruit development.

The palate is sweet, clean and medium intensive. The acidity is medium high as well as the alcohol. You can find bee wax and green tea leafs and dried apricot in the finish which is medium long.

I think this wine is very good and is amazing to drink now with the chance to age maybe another two years maximum.

My score: is 88 points

Additional side information regarding the wine:

  • The cuvée (blend) is made from 3 grapes; 60% Furmint, 35% Hárslevelű and 5% Muscat which are all harvested from the famous Király hegy in Mád
  • Harvested between November 12 and November 25 2007
  • Slow fermentation and aged in partially new oak barrels at a constant temperature of 12,8 degrees Celsius and 80% humidity.
  • Bottled in January 2010
  • Sugar content of 94,1 grams per liter and 6,2 grams of acidity per liter
  • The price is 4000 Hungarian forints or roughly 12,5 euros. Note the bottle is 0,5 liter.