The 6th Great Tokaj Wine Auction will take place on Saturday 21rst April 2018 in Tokaj (Hungary) and London at 67 Pall Mall. In the middle of the Tokaj Spring (20th, 21srt and 22nd April 2018). For this issue, more than 30 wines will be presented at the auction.
Samuel Tinon – Tokaji Aszú 5 puttonyos 2013
2013 is a beautiful vintage that deserves a great ambassador. Wines made for relaxing, enjoying, drinking at any time: coming back from opera, from a long winter walk, or even for sharing late in the night. They are also well suited for wine and food matching. Chefs consider them the best wines for desserts thanks to the strong acidity. After years of aging, the wine is even more complex, even richer, which allows them to offer the best experience at a magical situation or event, Christmas or New Year’s Eve, an important anniversary.
"Mid-gold in colour, the wine has an oily texture. Restrained fruitiness in the nose, warm tones come through. The notes of barrel aging and starting micro-oxidisation make expressly rounded this wine that evokes the flavours of tropical fruits. In spite of the vintage that brings lively acids, they are tame. Sweet, overripe fruits appear most intensively in the mouth. Peach, fig and quince lead the aromatics. Thanks to the richness of the grapes its character is all about roundedness. Still a very young wine, it has plenty of aging potential." (Gabriella Mészáros)
Samuel Tinon – Tokaji Dry Szamorodni 2011
Perhaps the great dry wine from Tokaj, it has been known for centuries in Poland and Northern Europe. Maybe the only dry wine crafted by Botrytis. It may be the reason Comte de Chalon came from Jura to spend his life in Tokaj. This wine gives a full range of emotional sensations in your body, like the classical Tokaj Aszú, but dry. Returning to the scene, this wine is meant to dazzle the most experimented palates. Definitely a new colour in the world of wine…
"More mature tones with warm golden shade. Powerful nose with primarily green walnut, bread crust and yeast aromas. A hint of saltiness is also perceptible in the nose. Fresh with traces of sultanas and Botrytis notes. Dry in the mouth with acids that are discreet rather than strong. It fills the mouth completely though the tannins are refined and rounded. In mid sip the flavours evoke a touch of sultana accompanied by less minerality and wet leaves and baked apple. The wine has a refined structure." (Gabriella Mészáros)
TOKAJ SPRING 2018 PROGRAMME
Friday – 20 of April
17.00-20.00 First Rendez-vous – tasty dishes, unique wines
Disznókő Estate (Mezőzombor, Disznókő-dűlő)
Local products, grill terrace, wine tasting, informal conversations into the night
19.00-20.30 Wine dinner. Oroszlános Wine Hotel. Tállya, Rákóczi u. 23.
Saturday – 21 of April
Cultural and Conference Centre. Tokaj, Serház u. 55.
9.30 Registration. Venue: former synagogue
10.00 Blind tasting of Great Tokaj Wine Auction lots. Venue: World Heritage Wine Museum
11.30 Lots revealed
12.30 Lunch – Első Mádi Borház. Venue: Paulay Ede theatre, Tokaj
14.00 Intronisation Ceremony – of new Confrérie de Tokaj members. Venue: Rákóczi Cellar, Tokaj (Kossuth tér 15.)
15.30 GREAT TOKAJ WINE AUCTION. Venue: Synagogue, Tokaj
19.30 Gala dinner – attuned to Furmint led by chef Gábor Horváth. Gusteau Kulináris Élményműhely. Mád, Batthyány u. 51. Venue: Aszúház, Mád.
Doors open: 19.00
Sunday – 22 of April
A Boros Borbár (Sárospatak, Rákóczi u. 21.)
10.30 Sárospatak Brunch
followed by visit to the Great Library of the Reformed Protestant School and Theological College and the Sárospatak Rákóczi Castle.