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THE ODDITY TOKAJI FURMINT DRY 2005

Winter was quite long and cold in 2005. Weather even cited winter at the beginning of April here. There were even frosty nights at the beginning of April so budding started a bit late. There was a huge rainfall coupled with cold during the first eight months of the year. It continued during blossoming, too. Therefore setting of berries was very bad. We could not see any chance to do the harvest by the end of August but fortunately weather dramatically changed in September and October. We had the loveliest Indian summer ever. It let us have low volume but high quality grapes and aszú berries harvested. As for quality, this vintage is excellent for the aszú berries as well as base wine, dry wines, szamorodni and late harvest wines. However volume was extremely low for all.

Alcohol

13%

Sugar

2.4 g/l

Acidity

7.1 g/l

Bottling date

2006 May

Vintage

2005

In Other Vintage

Clean, bright and pale straw. The very characteristic Furmint scents are there on the nose of vine blossom, almond and hazelnut. It has lovely refreshing acidity, which lifts the same characteristic on the palate, too. It is an intensively fruity and well drinkable wine.

„A new, dry white wine from RTWC, this offers lovely lemon curd aromas that introduce zippy green apple, lemon and apricot flavors and a fresh, mineral-laced finish. Ready to drink now.” (Weekend Wine 11/06)

„The Royal Tokaji 2005 Furmint is a dry, white wine with apricot, ripe apple and a hint of honey on the nose. Well-balanced with a nice mineral backbone, this clear, light-colored wine displays flavors of apples and fruit with just a touch of lemon zest.”(Wilson Daniels’ homepage)

Floral and lasting, this is delicious, elegant furmint. It covers octaves of flavour, from bass notes of stones to searing critic sopranos, the middles range filled out with flowers, mint and stone fruit. Clear, clean and invigorating, it works as well as an aperitif as it does with a main dish of seared scallops. Wilson Daniels, St Helena, CA, Wine & Spirits Magazine, December 2006.