Szentesi Kékszilváni 2019


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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.

Some nail polish on the nose, it’s not flawless, but it’s still enjoyable and so interesting. Oxidative and ripe, a bit carignan-like aromatics; quite unusual for a Hungarian red. The palate is like a cross between a pinot and a Southern Rhone red, unforced yet a bit full and bold. It’s juicy and quite delicious, there is unusual cohesion here. Another variety with good future potential! 88 points, drink now. Available at the cellar door.