The blend is 65% Furmint, 20% Hárslevelű and 15% Sárgamuskotály (say that once you’ve drunk it). These wines are stunning, have a marmalade sweetness with notable but balanced acidity, and must be considered amongst the ranks of Bordeaux first growths and the best grand cru Burgundies as some of the world’s greatest wines. At these price levels, therefore, they are a bargain. The 2002 vintage received the extremely rare accolade of a 20/20 from Mrs Robinson.
István Szepsy probably makes the best wines in Hungary and therefore, dependent on your personal preferences, the best sweet wines in the world (please don’t be offended Sauternes fans, we aren’t writing off Chateau d’Yquem quite yet).
Production is very small, very quality focussed, and very much a family business with several generations of Szepsys involved in the production of the wine.
One thing that you’ll find in all of Istvan Szepsy’s wines is a perfect balance of minerality and acidity; the other, regardless of sugar level, is astounding complexity.
Please allow around 1 week for delivery of this wine.
1998 was an above average vintage in Tokaji