March 2019 – A Hungarian Rhapsody

Presented by Richard Bost

Whites Wines

NameMajestic Loves Gruner Veltliner
Vintage2017
VarietalGruner Veltliner
CountryHungary
RegionN/A
ABV12.5%
Price£6.99 (£5.99 Mixed 6)
Where fromMajestic
Very pale with a slight nose. Dry, refreshing and steely with a long finish. Very nice, easy drinking. Good with creamy dishes.

NameBeres Tokaji Dry Furmint
Vintage2016
VarietalFurmint
CountryHungary
RegionTokaji
ABV13.5%
Price£9.99
Where fromMephisto Wine Merchants
Quite pale with a slight rubber/plastic nose. Nice and fruity to start giving way to a slightly musty finish. Strange but interesting with mixed response from the tasters.

NameNyakas Irsai Oliver
Vintage2018
VarietalIrsai Oliver
CountryHungary
RegionEtyek-Buda
ABV11%
Price£9.99
Where fromMephisto Wine Merchants
Very pale with fragrant parma violet nose. Sharp with floral hints. Different but not unpleasant with good acid balance.

NameTokaji Nobilis Hars
Vintage2015
VarietalHarslevelu
CountryHungary
RegionTokaji
ABV13.5%
Price£15.99
Where fromMephisto Wine Merchants
Golden yellow with diesel, Riesling-like nose. Dry and honeyed with brilliant balance and acid.

Red Wines

NameTakler Kekfrankos
Vintage2017
VarietalBlaufrankisch (Lemberger)
CountryHungary
RegionSzekszard
ABV13%
Price£9.99
Where fromMephisto Wine Merchants
Dark red with a virtually non-existent nose. Slight fruit but pretty non-descript palate. Okay wine!

NameTakler Kadarka
Vintage2017
VarietalKadarka Blau
CountryHungary
RegionSzekszard
ABV12.5%
Price£13.00
Where fromMephisto Wine Merchants
Light red with very little nose. Slight palate/finish. Another okay wine!

NameBock Porta Geza
Vintage2016
VarietalPortugieser
CountryHungary
RegionVillany
ABV13%
Price£11.99
Where fromMephisto Wine Merchants
Very dark, intense red with jammy fruit nose. Good fruit with some tannin but not overwhelming. Very nice and smooth with great finish.

Sweet White Wines

NameRoyal Tokaji 5 Puttonyos
Vintage2013
VarietalTokaji Blend
CountryHungary
RegionTokaji
ABV11%
Price£30.00
Where fromMajestic
Golden yellow with slight sweetness. Unctuous sweet taste (obviously!). Excellent top-notch dessert wine.

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