In truly exceptional years Royal Tokaji selects the finest berries from its finest vineyards and carefully produces a few barrels of Single Vineyard Aszú.
Szt. Tamás is a celebrated First Growth vineyard sloping southwest and overlooking the Royal Tokaji winery in Mád. The soil is rich, red, clay interspersed with indigo and purple volcanic rocks on and below the surface.
A classic vintage with good quality wines.
Spring came later this year than normally. During blooming the weather was sunny and warm so the vintage became fertile more than the average. The number of sunny hours was behind but this disadvantage disappeared with the late time harvest. In the end of September aszú berry rise began because of the early morning dew. The days were dry and sunny which also helped a lot. The wines have harmony, with round acidities, the nose reflect a whole range of flavours from overripe apricot to light tobacco.