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    The sweet wines of Tokaj need no introduction. Next to Sauternes, they are perceived to be the best dessert wines in the world. And, their history is unrivalled in the fine wine world: the world's first vineyard classification system was introduced in Tokaj-Hegyalja, Hungary, in 1730.

    Tokaj wines are also well known for the high regard that monarchs have held them in. During the 19th century, the Emperor Franz József made an annual birthday gift to Queen Victoria of a dozen bottles of Tokaji for each year of her life. For her penultimate birthday in 1900, she received 972 bottles. Regrettably, we are unable to confirm whether her long life was a result of her drinking this Hungarian elixir!

    The Tokaji Magita Cuvée’s luscious, honey-like richness, balanced acidity, and three months oak ageing make it a delightful late harvest wine. Pleasant notes of almond and apricot come through on both the nose and palate. 86.4g/l sugar, 9.1g/l acidity.

    This sweet wine should be a staple on every foodie’s dinner table. Very drinkable on its own, but also excellent as a dessert wine at the end of a meal. It pairs very well with cheese and can be drunk as an alternative to port. It also makes for a fantastic present. They do not come more Hungarian than this. Delicious!


    Bottle Size: 0,5L 

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    A refined Tokaji Aszu which radiates notes of bergamot orange, fine pear and quince. Floral characteristics of privet and acacia are also forthcoming.

    Intense, pure flavours of apricot jam and honeycomb reveal a sublime texture expertly balanced with lively acidity.

    Challenge International du Vin - Bordeaux (2013) Gold medal

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    Ever wondered what a Tokaji wine might taste like, if it was produced by a French man? Then, look no further! 

    And, who better to introduce Samuel Tinon and his wine than Hugh Johnson of Royal Tokaj...

    "A hero of the early days was Samuel Tinon, a winemaker from a part of Bordeaux where they make sweet wines. He was young, fearless and learnt Hungarian in a trice. Those 1990 wines [he helped produce] are, frankly, a miracle. They were the first Tokaji wines produced in freedom since 1956 and they have great character. They proved firstly that different vineyards produced wines with different characteristics, ie, terroir; and, secondly, that we could do it: the wines were and still are delicious.

    Tokaji is produced in tiny quantities - the yield is so small it makes that of even top-growth Bordeaux look like something out of the communist instruction manual. The chances of a good vintage are only moderate. If you are making really valuable wine only three or four times a decade, it is an expensive business" 

    A semi sweet wine with 110g/l sugar. On the palate, nicely ripe fruits come to the fore. Juicy, with notes of peach and plum. A crisp, fresh finish. Good acidity. Very drinkable. 89/100

    Tom Cannavan (Wine-Pages)


    Bottle Size: 0.5L

    Samuel Tinon
    Dessert Wine