Serious dry Muscat from Mátra, Hungary: Centurio Fáy-Domb Sárgamuskotály 2019

My bottle got a 2018 label but it’s the 2019.
There is quite a lot of Muscat planted in Hungary and besides some very cheap, sweet(ened) versions it’s actually used for dry wines – that’s perhaps not the most common path for Muscat growing countries. And these dry versions can be good, very good.

Single vineyard, indigenous yeast fermented. A Muscat is never shy, but this one has unusual depth to it, and an extraordinary finish and aftertaste, lead by grapey, tangerine aromas. You swallow and it’s still so intense as if it would be still sitting in your mouth. It’s juicy, full of flavor, and great acidity makes it refreshing and lively. A benchmark for the variety.

Rating: very good to outstanding, 89-90 points. 
Price: 4000 HUF (12 EURO).
Stockist: cellar door, Artizan.
Tasted: June, 2020.
Value: great.
Drinking window: drink now, but can be aged for a few years.
Source: own purchase.

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