90 points Wine Spectator
"Tropical pineapple, passion fruit and guava notes mix with hints of white truffle and honeycomb in this lightly sweet, lithe white backed by vibrant acidity. Features a lingering, juicy finish. Drink now through 2024."
Vinous Reverie Notes
There is a jewel in every crown. On the southern side of Mount Tokaj, the Royal Imperial Estate of Tokaj-Hetszolo owns the most fertile land and the best vines, and since the year 1502 nature has generously given more of its fruits here than anywhere else. No surprise then that it has attracted the attention of the greats of the wine world for over 5 centuries! The creation of the Estate owes nothing to chance: the Garai family selected the best 7 parcels of the Tokaj Mountain, hence the name – Het / Szolo means “7 parcels of vineyard” in Hungarian. Wines this admirable were never going to remain a secret for very long. The parcels of the Tokaj-Hetszolo Estate were classed as Tokaj Premier Grand Cru as early as 1772, when the Estate still belonged to the Austro-Hungarian Empire. This distinction pays homage to the unique characteristics of what is an exceptional terroir.