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Szepsy Furmint 2008, Thurzó vineyard

This special bottling has been reserved for the Imola Udvarház mansion & wine restaurant in Eger. The Thurzó vineyard is of historic fame, and also highly rated by some Hungarian experts, but I never managed to get hold of any … Continue reading

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Tokaj Renaissance – the aszú vintage of 2007

The Tokaj Renaissance Association held its annual public presentation of its wines last Friday in the Vajdahunyad Castle in Budapest. This included an aszú tasting of the débutant 2007 vintage, and also a cheese-and-wine pairing course with Ronn Wiegand MW, … Continue reading

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Homonna Furmint 2007, Határi vinyard

The older brother of the previous wine, very similar, but still with more power, a bit more impulsive acids. Also more tasty, but still not as relevatory for me, as for lots of Hungarian tasters. I still have a long … Continue reading

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Homonna Furmint 2008, Határi vinyard

Attila Homonna is a young, talented, and by now a highly renowned winemaker in Erdőbénye, north of Tokaj. Ha gained international experience in several European cellars. He follows his insticts in the actual process of creating his wines. He is … Continue reading

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Szepsy Furmint 2008, Szent Tamás vineyard

The Saint Thomas vineyard of Mád has a cultic role in the current Tokaj landscape, as it produces the top dry wine of the icon producer István Szepsy. His wines present the Tokaj vineyards in a consistent way, reproducing a … Continue reading

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Tokaj vs Sauternes

On March 19 the second annual VinCE event was held in Budapest, with several great tastings and wines. Among them was a comparative tasting with some great Sauternes, and several Tokajis. The event also qualifies as the Budapest Master Class … Continue reading

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