A fan of good sherry? Then you must try this incredible Tokaji Szamorodni. Directly translating as “as it comes” - both botrytised and ripe fruit are picked and fermented together. One for the wine geeks and the curious, the nose is loaded with beeswax, honeycomb, russet apples, toasted nuts and a little leather. It’s a dessert wine nose (none of that musty botrytis, though) but without the overpowering sense of sweetness, although the palate does have good viscosity. Please note, this is not your typical sweet Tokaji, but a dry one, a little like a good Sherry.
Old friends of Swig, Szilvia Karádi and Zsolt Berger (hence the name) basket press all the grapes for their minuscule production from the Palandor and Naransci vineyards. Mostly Furmint, but with small parcels of Hárslevelű, they keep their yields low and the cool aspect of their sites ensure the wines always have fantastic acidity to balance the late-harvest richness. These are the sort of wines that make you double take, well worth taking a punt on!