2016 Patricius Tokaji Aszú 6 Puttonyos, Hungary, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2016
Score: 
93
Grade: 
A

Purchased in Budapest this summer.  Golden in color, clear and bright.  The nose is mild but nice.  Aromas of ground cherries and slight dill.  Interesting.  Viscous texture.  On the palate, much more intensity than the nose.  Ground cherries and peaches.  Good acidity.  Long finish.  Tasty.  This should drink well for another ten years.  It is great on its own and would work well with an apricot or peach pastry for dessert.  

2019 Thummerer Winery Eger Battonage, Hungary, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2019
Score: 
88
Grade: 
B+
Current Price: 
$10.00USD

This is 100% Chardonnay from Hungary.  Gold with green hues, clear and bright.  The nose has a nice lemon cream with a bit of chalk.  Creamy texture.  Medium body.  On the palate, slight oak showing with lemons and slight vanilla.  Solid acidity.  Good finish.  This is a very nice Chardonnay especially for the price.  It went very nicely with a lavender and goat cheese salad at Callas Café in Budapest.  Drink over the next few years.  

2020 Pátzay Tégladomb, Hungary, Balaton, Badacsonyi, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2020
Score: 
89
Grade: 
B+
Current Price: 
$8.00USD

This is a very nice, light Pinot Gris from Hungary.  Pale green/gold in color, clear and bright.  The nose has lemons and slight minerality.  Light bodied.  On the palate, the lemon comes thru with some green apples especially on the finish.  This drinks well on its own and will work with lighter foods.  It worked well with Tomato & Basil Soup at Callas Cafe in Budapest.  Drink over the next year or two.  

2018 Attila Gere Villányi Kopár Cuvée, Hungary, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2018
Score: 
91
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$20.00USD

This is the flagship wine of one of Hungary's leading wineries.  It is a blend of 50% Cabernet Franc; 40% Merlot; 10% Cabernet Sauvignon with the grapes coming from the Csillagvölgy, Konkoly, Kopár, and Ördögárok vineyards.  Purple in color, opaque  but a bit cloudy.  The nose is nice with dust, spice and cherries.  Full bodied.  Medium tannins.  On the palate, this is deep and complex.  Black cherry fruit with some cherries and a sli graphite note.  Pinpoint balance.  Nice, silky finish.  This is drinking well now and should continue to for another ten to twelve years.  It will go well wit

2019 Konyari Páva, Hungary, Balaton, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2019
Score: 
93
Grade: 
A
Current Price: 
$35.00USD

This is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.  The label list 15% abv.  Purple in color, garnet at the rim, opaque and bright.  The nose is nice with cassis, black cherries, spice and slight cigar box.  Full bodied.  Medium to firm tannins.  On the palate, cassis and black cherries with some underlying spice.  Very ripe for Hungary.  Quite delicious.  Enough acidity to work at the dinner table, it also drinks great on its own.  This needs strong flavors to stand up to it.  Pörkölt (Meat stew) would be a nice choice.  Drink over the next ten years.  

2018 Heiman Barbar Cuvee, Hungary, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2018
Score: 
92
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$25.00USD

This is a blend of 35% Cabernet Franc, Porkoláb-völgy, 29% Merlot, Porkoláb-völgy, 25% Tannat, Bati Kereszt, and 11% Kékfrankos, Bati Kereszt.  It was brought up in separate lots aged in wood and blended for bottling.  Purple in color with ruby at the rim.  The nose is nice with black cherries, black olives, tobacco and a bit of chocolate.  Full bodied.  Medium tannins.  Good acidity.  On the palate, this has a perception of sweetness but drinks dry.  Black cherries, plums and slight spice notes.  Nice finish.  This has some depth and complexity.  It drinks well on its own and will work wel

2020 Furmint & Hun (Szepsy), Hungary, Tokaji, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2020
Score: 
91
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$24.00USD

This is a new wine from the Szepsy family that is 100% Furmint.  The grapes are from the Hasznos, Bohomáj, Úrágya, Urbán and Nyulas vineyards.  It was fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks.  Gold in color, clear and bright.  The nose is tight but with air opens to show spice, minerals and salinity.  Viscous with good acidity.  On the palate, this is more about minerality with some citrus.  Nice finish.  This is drinking well now on its own and will work well with lighter foods such as Langos (deep fried flat breads with spreads).  Drink over the next three to five years.  Tasted at Di

2020 Bukolyi Marcell Organic Wines Köves Egri Csillag Superior, Hungary, Eger, Wine Review,

Vintage: 
2020
Score: 
92
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$11.00USD

One of the best wines from Hungary I have tasted.  Köves is the name of the vineyard.  Egri Csillag means star of Eger which comes from a legend about the lights coming from the Watchman's Huts protecting Hungary from the Turks in the 17th century.  This region has long been known for its reds known as Bulls Blood but apparently a few hundred years ago, the whites were more prominent.  It is an organic blend of 60% Hárslevelű, and 40% Furmint.  Golden in color, clear and bright.  The nose is complex and perfumed.  Spicy with wintergreen, alfalfa and gun powder.  Medium bodied.  On the palat

2020 Somlói Vándor Pince Olaszrizling Nagy-Somló, Hungry, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2020
Score: 
87
Grade: 
B
Current Price: 
$16.00USD

Tasted at Divino Wine Bar in Budapest.  Medium Deep golden in color, clear and bright.  The nose has lots of minerality with slight animal notes along with an herbal streak and alfalfa.  Medium bodied.  On the palate, minerals with a slight tangerine note on the finish.  This is a nice wine to drink alone or with lighter foods.  Drink over the next five years.  

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