Malbec is a new thing in Hungary and there isn’t much of it planted, but to judge from this example, it has a bright future. This comes from the sunny southern part of the country, Szekszárd, which is famous for its opulent, big and ripe reds, and while I struggle to like the Cabernets and Merlots made there, I simply loved this Malbec.
Unusual elegance for a Szekszárd red, it’s refined like a Bordeaux. Oak is well integrated, body is rather medium than full, nothing overt here. Lovely aromatics marked by allspice and green peppercorns – it has intensity and stuffing yet it also shows some restraint. Balance is great, too. A lovely wine.