The Royal Tokaji Wine Company


Henye Peszgő Méthode Traditionnelle Brut Tokaji Furmint Harslevelu 2015

🍾 This Hungarian 🇭🇺 sparkling wine is a gem, not to mention it’s absolutely delicious.  👏👏👏 We’ve had it once before and had to return to Thomas Liquors to pick up more. 💕💕

📝 It is comprised of 70% Furmint and 30% Hárslevelu, two widely-planted indigenous varieties in Hungary, and was made using the traditional method, i.e., the same method used in Champagne, which notably involves a second fermentation in the bottle followed by twelve months aging “sur lie,” riddling, and disgorgement.  🤓

It comes from the Henye vineyard in the Tokaj region of Hungary, near the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains. 🏔

Tokaji wines are best known for being lusciously sweet and presented in 50CL bottles, but here is an excellent example of dry, brut sparking Tokaji wine that has vibrant acidity and ripe orchard fruit notes, such as desiccated, yellow apple, pear, and apricot; also citrus blossom and lavender notes along with a rich creaminess and toasty, brioche, yeasty elements, evidence of the sur-lie aging. 👍👍👍

We’ve delightfully paired this wine with homemade Maryland-style crab cakes 🦀 over a bed of arugula salad tossed with champagne vinaigrette.

Királyudvar, Tokaji Pezsgő Henye Brut. Vintage 2015. ABV 13%.
— 7 days ago

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Love these odd finds.


@Ericsson Ditto and indeed this was a great find! Cheers 🥂



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I like that one too! Very popular around here with friends.
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@Sharon B apparently a little challenging to find in the Midwest! My son found it in Chicago area!
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They have it down here by the pallet load!

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I’m between a 94 and 95 here. I think this is slightly better than the 2010 I opened two years ago in that this showed more classical funk and savory notes.

I gave this an hour of slow ox and then decanted another 2+hrs. At pop and pour, not very expressive. Even after the hour of being open in the bottle it made such a difference and then absolutely exploded in the decanter. Floral, violets, potpourri, herbal spice, stemmy underripe black fruits all on the nose. Gained a touch of Syrah funk the longer it was open but stayed more between the fruit and stem inclusion side instead of going full on iron/smoked meat. So much up front fruit on the palate before a wall of mineral hits and takes everything down the mid palate on a wild ride. Peppercorn crusted black cherries, dark red and black berries, underripe red plum and really nice acidity to give it a nervy type profile. Alongside the 2014 Horsepower Tribe Syrah, this was more a caged animal yet still retained a wild factor. Then again, most wines are tame compared to Horsepower (just give them time...I’ve experienced how incredible they can be with age)!
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Had the 2008 last year, kept evolving and needed several hours. My last glass was the best
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@Shay A : nice notes Shay. How much life do you feel this wine has?
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@Jason and Jennie : Would love to go there!

@Jan A : Haven’t had the 2008, but both the 2010 and 2013 certainly benefitted from extended decants, even though their profiles are a bit different.

@Bryan Kesting : Plenty! I’d say it’s likely hanging in this drinking window another 5+ years before the fruit starts fading more to the background and the required decant time drops closer to pop and pour.