Andrew Harper Hideaway Report:
"On a narrow street in the pretty town of Tokaj, this small winery has cellars dating to at least 1743. We toured the facility with its passionate owner, Hajni Pracser, who speaks excellent English. After she led us through the cellars, we ascended to her terrace, where we sampled an array of single-vineyard dry whites and several sweet Aszú wines. The fruity 2011 Zafír Vineyard, the rare Kövérszőlő and the concentrated 2003 6-Puttonyos Tokaji Aszú are not to be missed. "
"Király dry Furmint 2012 (14.5% alcohol): „Bright, light yellow. Subtle aromas and flavors of stone fruits, orange blossom, spices, honey and earth, plus a whiff of musky red fruits. Broad, supple and fine-grained; not a particularly gripping style but holds its shape nicely for a 2012. Finishes with a touch of sweetness and plenty of texture. 89 points”
Aszúeszencia 2003 (10.5% alcohol): „Bright orange-gold. Musky aromas of fresh and dried apricot and resiny herbs, plus a hint of gamey botrytis. Not particularly glyceral but pure and penetrating, with strong acidity framing and extending the very fresh, rather delicate apricot fruit. The finish shows an almost citrussy lift and a light touch of oak. An aszueszencia is an aszu wine that's more concentrated than 6-puttonyos bottlings, but this category no longer exists. 91 points”
By Stephen Tanzer
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Jun 14
Our central cellar, located in the heart of Tokaj, was built in the 1700s. For years, it was used as a fermenting and aging cellar by the Russian Wine Trade Company established to provide the court of Russian Tsars and Tsarinas – amongst them Tsarina Elizabeth – with Tokaj wines. The cellar was dug into yellow soil, and was paved from the inside with volcanic rock. Today, we use this facility of rich history to communicate Tokaj wine miracles to our guests in the form of tours, tastings and events.