A great dry Furmint – Kovács Nimród Winery 2015, Eger, Hungary

I might be overly enthusiastic about this wine, but I’m so happy to find a dry Furmint I really like, as I struggle to love the variety recently (sweet Tokaji is a clear exception, though).

It seems that one of my favorite dry Furmints comes from outside Tokaj and Somló. It’s clearly a different style to those, rather Burgundy-inspired and very well made. Oak is not overdone, it’s elegant, polished, medium to full bodied. What I especially like is that it lacks the angular and drying character of Tokaji Furmints. Serious stuff.

Rating: Outstanding wine, 91 points.
Price: Around 16 Euros (retailer is Monarchia Wines).
Value: Good. Top shelf dry Furmint from Tokaj costs a lot more these days, and not many are as good as this one. Highly recommended.
Tasted: October, 2019.
Source: bought the bottle in Budapest, at Monarchia Wines’ shop.
Drinking window: ready now but can be aged for some years (2019-2022).