Great value sweet Muscat – Feind Sárga 2017, Lake Balaton

Late harvest sweet whites may not be popular at the moment, but they deserve more recognition. It’s a category that Hungary can make make really well.

Feind Sárga is made from shrivelled Muscat Blanc grapes, hence the name (in Hungarian the variety is called Sárgamuskotály, which translates to Yellow Muscat). A well made, lovely wine. Perfectly clean and crisp, full of grapey aromas. Amazing intensity, jumps out of the glass. A round, balanced palate, it has drive and good acidity to match the sweetness. It’s full of flavor, and has length too, beyond what I expected for the price point. Highly recommended.

Rating: good to very good, 87 points.
Price: 6 Euros (Lidl, Feind winery webshop).
Tasted: December, 2019.
Source: I bought the bottle.
Drinking window: now-2023.