Vintage Reports

Tokaj, Hungary

Vintage Reports

Royal Tokaji’s Aszú wines are determined vintage by vintage. Since its establishment in 1989, Royal Tokaji has thus far produced Aszú wine in 15 of its 22-year history.

1990 Royal Tokaji’s first vintage — a small, but classic vintage.

1991 Very good quality wines that are just beginning to open up

1992 Royal Tokaji produced wine only from its Betsek vineyard.

1993 Outstanding — one of the best years in memory. This first truly great  vintage marked the renaissance of Tokaji wines.

1995 Very good quality wines, particularly single-vineyard wines

1996 A classic year with good quality wines

1999 Outstanding — rivaling the 1993 vintage. The extraordinary acidity levels guarantee wines with great longevity.

2000 Outstanding — great richness and balance. High sugar levels produced very accessible wines.

2003 Outstanding — combining the best of the 1999 and 2000 vintages. Quality rather than quantity defined this vintage.

2005 Very good quality wines

2006 Royal Tokaji made only 5-puttonyos wines.

2007 Great vintage; enough quality and quantity for single-vineyard wines

2008 Miraculous vintage; Royal Tokaji produced single-vineyard wines

2009 Difficult vintage, fortunately, Royal Tokaji picked before the rains. Mézes Mály was the only single-vineyard wine produced.2011

Again, a complicated vintage, however, Royal Tokaji produced a very small, but superb, 6-puttonyos blend.

2013 An outstanding, and long-awaited aszú harvest.

2015 Royal Tokaji made only 5-puttonyos wines.

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