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Royal Tokaji’s Marvellous Yellow Muscat
03 August 2017
David Williams recommends Royal Tokaji’s Yellow Muscat from Laithwaites in his recent Guardian wine column ‘Marvellous Muscat - In praise of muscat, the grape that tastes of grapes.’

Royal Tokaji wines Yellow Muscat 2015

Royal Tokaji Yellow Muscat, Tokaj, Hungary 2015 featured with 'Collecting Muscat grapes'. Image: Raymond Roig/AFP/Getty Images.

Initiation into wine doesn’t have to come from a magical sip of a really special bottle. I credit the beginning of my own obsession to my first childhood encounter with a truly ripe bunch of muscat grapes, the pop of sweet perfumed juice opening my palate to the wonders of this fruit of the vine. Since the wines made from muscat grapes are unusual in tasting of the grapes themselves rather than alluding, as other varieties do, to other fruits, they always have an element of the Proustian madeleine for me. Such is the case with this dry Hungarian version, although its floral lilt and pear-and-citrus zip will appeal to anyone with a yen for a refreshingly aromatic, pretty summer white.

Laithwaites £12.49

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