Kabar is a minor grape in Tokaj—a crossing of Hárslevelű and Bouvier. No more than five percent of Tokaj’s vineyards are planted with this variety, so this single-vineyard version is unique. The vineyard, called Vinnai, is located near the town of Tarcal—on the opposite side of the Tokaj village, across the iconic Kopasz hill. Kabar is especially important to the Füleky Winery. The crossing was created in the 1970s by László Brezovcsik, the father of György Brezocich, Füleky’s owner/winemaker. The grape’s original name was Tarcal 10, and it had such success among Tokaj winemakers that in 2007 it was included as one of only six official varieties of the region. György Brezocich selected a new name for grape, Kabar, which was named for a Turkish tribe who arrived in the Carpathian basin with the Magyar tribes in the 870s, and created what is now known as Hungary. This off dry wine was fermented in Hungarian oak barrels and stainless steel, creating an excellent balance between the oak spices and the refreshing floral, fruitiness of Kabar with a hint of residual sugar. It’s an elegant, sharp, clean and persistent wine. This age-worthy Kabar is a perfect example of the elegance of Tokaj wines.