TOKAJ AT IWC 2016

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The International Wine Challenge Awards results, including Awards and Trophies, were announced by 16th May. This year saw a possibly record-breaking 22 Tokaji wines (14 sweet and 10 dry ones) from twelve wineries presented with awards ranging from Commended to Gold and Trophy. Béres's 2010 5p Aszú, now sporting the new label design, won Tokaj's only Trophy, which is a testimony to the excellence of Tokaji sweet wines of 2010, a difficult vintage of below average overall production.

The three lesser-known names on the list are EvinorTörley and Zombory. The former is the name of Sándor Simkó's family winery in Sárospatak. The medal put his 2000 Aszú in good company as the rest of the golds were all awarded to entries from Tokaj's leading big players. Törley is Hungary's largest sparkling wine producer, based in Budapest. Unlike the overwhelming majority of sparklers from Tokaj-based wineries, their entry was a sweet bubbly, made using the transfer method. Zombory is little-heard-of winery in established by two Argentinian Hungarians in Rátka in 2003, their wines being made by none other than János Árvay.

It is a point of interest that Disznókő and Tokaj-Hétszőlő also submitted Aszús of their second brands (Hattyús and Château Imperial, respectively), winning another two golds and a silver for Tokaj.

Here is a summary of Tokaj's results:

Award Winery Wine
IWC2016-GOLD&TROPHY_100 Béres Tokaji Aszú 5 puttonyos 2010
IWC2016-GOLD_100 Disznókő Hattyús Tokaji Aszú 2013
IWC2016-GOLD_100 Disznókő  Tokaji Late Harvest 2013
IWC2016-GOLD_100 Evinor Tokaji Aszú 5* 2000
IWC2016-GOLD_100 Patricius Aszú 6 puttonyos 2007
IWC2016-GOLD_100 Tokaj-Hétszőlő Château Imperial Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos 2006
IWC2016-SILVER_100 Royal Tokaji Late Harvest 2014
IWC2016-SILVER_100 Royal Tokaji Late Harvest Furmint 2013
IWC2016-SILVER_100 Sauska  Cuvée 105 2012
IWC2016-SILVER_100 Tokaj-Hétszőlő Château Imperial Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos 2005
IWC2016-BRONZE_100 Füleky  Pallas Tokaji Late Harvest 2013
IWC2016-BRONZE_100 Obzidián Tokaji Cuvée 2012
IWC2016-BRONZE_100 Patricius Late Harvest Katinka 2013
IWC2016-BRONZE_100 Royal Tokaji The Oddity 2014
IWC2016-BRONZE_100 Sauska  Medve Furmint 2013
IWC2016-BRONZE_100 Tokaj Crown Estates / Grand Tokaj* Tokaji Cuvée 2014
IWC2016-BRONZE_100 Zombory Tokaji Aszú 6 Puttonyos 2008
IWC2016-COMMENDED_100 Disznókő  Tokaji Furmint Dry 2015
IWC2016-COMMENDED_100 Patricius Furmint 2014
IWC2016-COMMENDED_100 Tokaj Crown Estates / Grand Tokaj Furmint 2014
IWC2016-COMMENDED_100 Tokaj Crown Estates / Grand Tokaj Kővágó Furmint 2014
IWC2016-COMMENDED_100 Tokaj Crown Estates / Grand Tokaj Tokaji Dry Cuvée Grand Selection 2014
IWC2016-COMMENDED_100 Tokaj-Hétszőlő Château Imperial Tokaji Aszú 3 Puttonyos 2007
IWC2016-COMMENDED_100 Törley Tokaji Sparkling Wine Doux  

*The state-run wine company's new name, Grand Tokaj, is used alongside the old name, Tokaj Crown Estates, for clarity.

 

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