Sep 30 2015

Vertical Tokaji tasting of the Kapi vineyard of Disznókö

Published by at 9:07 pm under Hungarian Wine,Tokaj

It´s not often that the Disznókö estate releases a single vineyard 6 puttonyos Furmint aszú from their site the Kapi growth. The base wine as well as the aszú berries are 100% Furmint and all are originated from the Kapi site. Disznókö is situated in Mezözombor which is sort of a strange village within the region of Tokaj Hegyalja. No underground cellars, fairly flat village and all the vineyards which belong to the commune are situated outside of the village boundaries.

 

The name of Kapi originates perhaps from the Kapy family name or the village of Kapi, which is today in Slovakia famous for the a castle ruin on top of the mountain. The Kapi vineyard of the Disznókö estate is tucked between Hangács, Illésházy and from the North the Lajosok which is sometimes also yielding single vineyard wines of the estate.

The Kapi vineyard has a mix of rhyolite, tuff and some clay underlined by some loess and within some limestone. Fairly complex soil structure which almost guarantees exciting wines. See for you self

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Tasted 30/09/2015

1413 Szamorodni 2012 sweet (entry wine of the night)

Golden colour. Fine sweet fruit rich bold intense honey tangerine fine botrytis on the nose. Full bodied sweet on palate from start to finish soft acidity. Fresh on palate honey, fig tangerine, exotic spice, nut with distinct weight on palate. Medium finish.

Drink now – 2018

Kapi 2005, 6 puttonyos Furmint

Golden colour. Tangerine, spice bold fruit. Honey, peach, quince intense rich notes. Dill herbal spice fine fruit on the nose almost explosive. Sweet, rich tangerine, elegant crisp acidity, vibrant rich and smooth long finish. Concentrated fruit core with great depth and a lovely very long finish, gorgeous. Bright jammy breakfast table at the finish with a distinct zip.

 Drink now – 2040

Kapi 1999, 6 puttonyos Furmint

Amber colour. Slightly shy on the nose. Coffee trickle, marmalade, honey. opening slowly. Very intense on the palate with depth rich honey and sweet tangerine, dill, herbal spice. Medium finish.

Drink now – 2025

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Kapi 2011, 6 puttonyos Furmint

Golden colour. Very young on the nose touch of herbal, dill spice and cheesy character. Vibrant very young full of sweetness but with great structure and depth. Marvellous sweetness, bright on the palate pure and clean. Citrus, lime very intense and unlimited freshness. Concentrated and long.

2011 was a cooler year with plenty of rain but the Indian summer saved the vintage. Very well made with a promising future…

Drink 2018 – 2050

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