Royal Tokaji

Tokaj, Hungary

Mézes Mály, 6 Puttonyos, Tokaj – 1995

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  • Introduction

    • Single Vineyard
      Great First Growth, 6 Puttonyos

  • Vineyard Profile

    • The Mézes Mály (meszes mahly) Vineyard was named one of the two best vineyards in all of Tokaj in the classification of 1700. It has since been referred to as “pro mensa caesaris primus haberi”, or “to be the first choice at the royal table” — an honorable distinction likened to Château d’Yquem’s status in Bordeaux.

      Located on a south-facing slope, “Mézes Mály,” or “honeycomb,” is Royal Tokaji’s only vineyard with loess topsoil, providing the wines with honey and floral characteristics. These wines are softer than other Royal Tokaji wines grown in vineyards with volcanic clay topsoil.

    • Appellation: Tokaj
    • Vine Age: Planted 1984
  • Vintage Report

    • Spring came ten days earlier than usual in 1995. The vines responded by also budding earlier than normal – late April to early May. Blooming took place quickly afterwards because of the sunny, dry weather starting in June. The berries had attained full growth by the end of August, and by the end of September were ready to harvest.

  • Vinification

    • Barrel Aging: 3 years
    • Bottled: Early March 1999
  • Technical Information

    • Production (in cases): 500 cases (6/500ml)
    • Cases Imported: 100
    • Alcohol: 11.0%
    • TA: 12.0g/L
    • RS: 152g/L
  • Tasting Notes

    • Honey dominates the nose, while orange peel takes over on the palate this vintage. Acacia flowers and a strong fruity note mingle with roses on the mid-palate, finishing with dry, white peach flavors.

    • Serving Suggestions: Serve slightly chilled (50–54°F) in a small port glass or a glass of similar size (there are approximately eight two-ounce servings per 500ml bottle). Tokaji Aszú wines are wonderful on their own as an apéritif or as a digestif, with cigars and petits fours. These wines also pair well with a wide variety of foods, including foie gras, fruit tarts, chocolate desserts and blue and soft cheeses.



  • Mézes Mály, 6 Puttonyos, Tokaj – 1995 – 97 points – Wine & Spirits

    “Mézes Mály means “honey pot,” which doesn’t even begin to describe the intensity of this wine...leather, cedar, cigars, saffron, hay and roasted coffee are just a few of the scents it offers up. These continue on the palate...”

  • Mézes Mály, 6 Puttonyos, Tokaj – 1995 – 92 points – Wine Spectator

    “Rich and creamy up front, exhibiting caramel, coconut, spice and orange flavors, then a wave of fresh acidity ushers in the refreshing finish. The aftertaste combines citrus and caramel.”