Szentesi Tihanyi Kék 2019

A wine that I started to follow a few years ago – Szentesi Tihanyi Kék. Such an exciting and exotic wine, I can’t get bored of it.

After the outstanding 2018 reviewed here, this 2019 is a more delicate, fragile version of this wine. Light in color and body, it has a weight of a kadarka but less acidity, more roundness. Red fruited, with hibiscus, tart cherries and that unmistakable, pronounced spiciness marked by pink peppercorns. A bit of VA perhaps. Perfectly balanced and immensely drinkable, not too complicated or long, but nuanced and unforced, it’s hard not to like it.

Wine name: Szentesi Pince Tihanyi Kék 2018, Etyek-Buda, Hungary
Rating: very good, 88 points. 
Price: 6500 HUF (€ 18).
Stockists: Cellar door, Artizan.
Value: it’s a tiny production, very special wine, worth a try .
Tasted: October, 2021.
Drinking window: drink now – 2022.
Source: own purchase.