I could simply repeat what I wrote about the previous vintage of this wine. A humble, cheap little wine, but expressive and delicious, I love it.
Pure pleasure: Ferraton Père & Fils La Tournée Rouge 2020
Just a €7 syrah-grenache from the Languedoc, but so enjoyable that I’m tempted to call it the wine of the month.
Great Rhone Cru: Domaine Brusset Les Travers Cairanne 2020
It’s not the first time when a Brusset red amazes me. A top producer in the Southern Rhone for sure.
Vylyan Macska Portugieser 2022, Villány, Hungary
You cannot win all the time. Vylyan Macska is a superb portugieser in general, both the 2020 and the 2021 were a favourite of mine, but the 2022 is a bit different.
Hungarian icons: the 2HA Tabunello 2020
2HA is the true pioneer of sangiovese in Hungary. The first vintage was made almost 20 years ago, in 2005 and the first official release was actually the 2007. Continue reading
Retaste: Cote Mas Syrah Grenache 2020
I loved the previous bottle in last August and hence had some expectations when opened another recently. The months passed did not do a favour to this wine, it closed up – I often experience this with young Southern Rhone reds, so probably it should not come as a surprise…
Szentesi Kékszilváni 2019
Kékszilváni, which translates to blauer silvaner and is most likely the same variety indeed, can be tasted again from Hungarian vineyards. You guessed it right, the man who brought it back is József Szentesi.
Los Vascos Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
I have not tasted a Los Vascos cabernet for more than 10 years, so when I recently spot a bottle in a local wine shop, nostalgia won and I bought a bottle. Even though I was kind of sure that I wouldn’t be happy with the wine…
Supermarket wines: Chateau Le Tertre de Carlu 2021 from Lidl
Sound cheap Bordeaux. You get what you pay for… Continue reading
Burgenland Blaufrankisch with style: Prieler Johanneshöhe 2019
Besides Dorli Muhr, we also visited another highly regarded Austrian producer a month ago, Weingut Prieler. It was another great experience, I was amazed by the hospitality and kindness of our host, Georg Prieler. Also, the wines looked really good at the winery, and I can say that I found their Johanneshöhe just as convincing when opened a bottle at home.