A short visit to Burgenland at the end of August. It was just a one day trip with a friend of mine, István, but we enjoyed it quite a lot. We were lucky to make an appointment with the Ernst Triebaumer winery where our friendly host Claudia showed us the cellar and many of their wines, too. They are all great in their class, and the top one, the Mariental 2019 is a candidate for the best blaufrankisch title for sure! Continue reading
A blaufrankisch that’s almost like a Weninger. Not that extreme, but still challenging I would say… Continue reading
I tasted a bit more than a dozen Austrian Blaufrankisch wines in recent months, and when thinking about them the first thing that comes into my mind is that almost all of them was over-oaked to some extent. But here is an exception… Continue reading
Current vintage is a five-year-old one – it’s getting close to what’s called a museum release in Australia. It’s indeed ready to drink. Continue reading
The annual tasting of the whole range of wines of Drop Shop, probably Budapest’s oldest wine bar and shop took place yesterday. I did not take notes, simply went just to have fun, but here are some worthy mentions.