Orosz Gabor Kiraly Harslevelu 2015 Tokaj
Now one of the leading figures in the renaissance of Tokaj's famous vineyards, before Gabor Orosz took over the vines in 1995 the estate was only producing bulk wine for sale to merchants. From a line of winemakers in the village of Mad in the West of Tokaj, Gabor's family vineyards were nationalised under the communist regime, but they continued to produce a couple of barrels a year for their own consumption. When Gabor took over the running of the estate from his father he was persuaded by Csaba Malatinsky, a pioneering organic winemaker in Villany, to begin estate-bottling. He now has 8 hectares of first and second growth vineyards, as defined in the 18th century classification. With vines dating as far back as 1937 planted on the volcanic hard basalt tuff and decomposed zoelite soils for which the region is famous, Gabor is now producing some of Tokaj's most impressive wines as well as offering great value entry levels under the Bodvin label. From the fabled 'King' vineyard, this bursts with salty marine aromas and, while not fruit driven, the flavour has masses of depth and impact. The big structure disguises the persistent acidity that propels the flavour across the palate. Exempary dry Tokaji.