Great dry Tokaji: Kikelet Hárslevelű Lónyai Single Vineyard 2012

No notes taken, a friend brought the bottle for dinner. Aging dry Tokaji is a risky business based on my somewhat limited experiences, but this one might actually look better now than as a young wine.

What a surprise, it’s open, in its prime, really enjoyable. Just a bit of development but no sign of approaching the plateau. Powerful, flowery and off dry, with a phenolic finish – not a refined wine but so typical for a Tokaji, and offers outstanding depth. Drink now or in the coming few years. 90 points.