This wine is a reminder that, even in difficult vintages, outstanding wine can be made. 2014 is a year to forget for Tokaj region. It was probably the worse year in the last few decades. A lot of rain made the vineyard managed very difficult and eventually lead to the loss of most of the fruit of that year. Only 1/5 of the grapes were harvested out of Fuleky winery’s vineyards. No aszu sweet wine was produced that year. The winery only produced two wines in 2014: a late harvest and this dry furmint. The grapes for this wine come from 3 vineyards: Sajgo, Mestervolgy and Kiraly. The grapes were harvested incredible late for a dry wine, 29th of October, with extremely low yields: only 20 hectoliters produced per hectare (usually around 60 hectoliters per hectare). Fermented and aged in Hungarian oak barrel, this wine is showing the greatness of aged Furmint. Golden color with aromas of dried chamomile, medicinal herbs, vanilla, baked golden apple and warm spices. On the palate the wine is creamy and fresh with flavors of vanilla pudding, apple pie, nutmeg and toffee. Still standing strong after 6 years, the flavors of this wine linger in the palate for long after you taste it. Recently, the great wine writer Jancis Robinson mentioned this wine on her article about Dry Tokaj in the Financial Times. Enjoy it with yellow cheeses, gratin meats and creamy potato dishes.