From Kekfrankos grapes, known as Blaufränkish in Austria. Clear, very pale Grenadine red. Fairly intense nose, reminiscent of Pinot Noir but tilting to raspberry cordial. Light-bodied with high acidity and thin flavours of just-ripe berries: cranberry and raspberry. I enjoyed this with a cheese pizza with fresh rosemary. After all, what do you expect for 11 bucks? Drink now.
Rich and round with a nice oily texture and notes of passion fruit, guava and slight herbal aromas. The notes of vanilla from the oak are well integrated and add some complexity. Nice lingering finish with a mineral touch that leaves you wanting more. Delicious with roasted lemon chicken, coquilles St-Jacques or scallop risotto. What a gem.
The Megyer estate was classified as “First Growth” in 1772 by Royal decree. Here igneous and sedimentary soils and exposed southwest facing slopes house this Furmint/Harslevelu Szamorodni, a traditional style for Tokaj. The word Szamorodni is Polish for "as comes off the vine," and refers to healthy, shrivelled and Botrytized grapes all being harvested and fermented together, at the end of harvest. Depending on the sugar level, it is made into either Száraz (Dry) or Édes (Sweet) Szamorodni. This dry one feels its botrytis earthiness, but predominantly apparent is the biological aging affect from the veil of flor and 5 years in 220 L barrels, just like non-oxidative wines from Jerez and Jura (this wine tilts towards the latter's vin jaune). An amazing freshness throughout, with a swing of alluring rancio Botrytis. White honey, honeycomb, brown butter, salted pine nuts, dried quince, white pepper and ample salty minerality throughout this intriguing wine, one that changes with every sip and every day open. Exceptional.
Old gold in colour with a honeyed, waxy nose of peaches; medium-bodied, with a flavour of apricot jam balanced by lively acidity. Rich and full on the palate with great length.
Ripe stone fruit with green apple scents evolve to generous apricot and pear flavours against a backdrop of zesty acidity and delicate dryness on the finish. An interesting Hungarian take on neighbouring Austria’s signature white grape.
Very pale in colour with a spicy, orange and peach nose with a floral tip note; medium-bodied, off-dry, luscious and rich tangerine, honey and peach flavours.
Golden colour; honeyed peach bouquet with an earthy note; full-bodied, sweet and spicy flavours of honeyed apricot and orange peel with a long lingering finish.