Royal Tokaji's 2008s


One of the most obvious recent developments in meteorology has been that weather has become more extreme. There are more of those natural phenomena known, rather strangely to me, as 'weather events'. European weather has been particularly topsy turvy in recent years, as we have seen from the character of recent vintages.

In Hungary's most famous wine region Tokaj, there has not been a really decent vintage for its unparalleled botrytised Aszu 6-puttonyos super-sweet wines since 2008, which is why those who appreciate these wines' extraordinary ability to combine extreme sweetness with heart-stopping acidity, relatively low alcohol, massive longevity and...