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      Royal Tokaji Essencia - Archetype Tasting in Seattle

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      January 31, 2019

      Thursday   7:00 PM

      4900 Fremont Ave N
      Seattle, Washington 98103

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      Royal Tokaji Essencia - Archetype Tasting

      Archetype Tasting Group: Royal Tokaji Essencia Endeavoring to experience the greatest wines in the world. Date: January 31st, 2019, 7pm Theme: Tokaji Essencia Format: Buy-in Tasting + Bring a Bottle Featured Wines: 2008 Royal Tokaji Wine Company, Tokaji Essencia Key Reviews: "The latest release, the 2008 Tokaji Essencia from the Royal Tokaji Wine Company, was tasted over a period of three days. It is clearly cut from a different cloth to the 2007, disproving the idea that wines of such extraordinary sweetness conform to type. It is lighter on the nose than the 2007, with freshly cut tangerines, apricot and orange zest. There is a brightness here, a sense of energy. The palate is founded upon energy and tension, a silver thread of acidity that cuts through the layer upon layer of orange zest, Japanese yuzu, tangerine and honey. This is an elegant and you might argue, more "reserved" Essencia compared to the 2007. The alcohol is slightly higher at a "whopping" 4%, a relatively easier Essencia to consume compared to the unctuous previous vintage. While it might not achieve the concentration of the 2007, the 2008 Essencia remains an otherworldly feat of nature. I actually shared the remaining bottle with winemakers from Argentina and Portugal in Hong Kong and they became wide-eyed with amazement. That's the magic of Essencia. It might constitute blasphemy, but the freshness means you can enjoy this now, or as my drinking window suggests, wait another 100 years, as temporally fantastical as that sounds. Tasted November 2016."  - Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate, 97 Points, Drink Dates 2016 - 2100 --- One session is available for the tasting, at 7pm on Thursday 1/31. The event will last for two hours. The $85 paid ticket goes towards the featured wine. Also, please bring a bottle of something "fun" to share with the group. See our list below, for suggestions.  10 spots available. Please send any questions to Learn more at --- "Fun Wines" 2013 Bodega Chacra, "Treinta y Dos" Pinot Noir, Río Negro, Patagonia, AR 2009 Clarendon Hills, "Hickinbotham" Grenache, Clarendon, Fleurieu, AU 2012 von Winning, "500" Sauvignon Blanc, Mittelhaardt-Deutsche Weinstrasse, Pfalz, DE 2017 Frank Cornelissen, "Susucaru" Rosato, Etna, Sicily, IT 2006 Casa Lapostolle, "Cuvée Alexandre" Merlot, Apalta Vineyard, Colchagua Valley, CL 2016 Synchromesh, "Storm Haven Vineyard" Riesling, Okanagan Falls, British Columbia, CA  2013 Element Winery, "F.L.X. Cuvée" Blaufränkisch Blend, Finger Lakes, New York, US 2012 Sadie Family, "Die Ouwingerdreeks Skurfberg" Chenin Blanc, Olifants River, ZA 2004 Bodegas y Viñedos Vega Sicilia, "Pintia" Toro, Tempranillo, Castilla y Léon, Spain 2008 Quinta dos Carvalhais, Encruzado, Dão, PT 2014 Nikolaihof, Muskateller, Wachau, Niederösterreich, AT 2011 Chatzivariti, Goumenissa, Xinomavro/Negoska, Macedonia, GR 2015 Robert Gilliard, Dôle des Monts, Gamay/Pinot Noir Valais, CH 2014 Ata Rangi, "Linsmore" Pinot Gris, Martinborough, Wairarapa, NZ 2010 Domaine de Trévallon, Alpilles IGP, Provence, FR 2007 Grgić Vina, Plavac Mali, Pelješac, Dalmatia, HR ---

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