Such a classic Hungarian red. Widely distributed in the country, you can find it in many supermarkets, and I remember tasting it from the early 2000s. But I’m quite sure it was already made in 1997 – that would not be long history in France, but it is in Hungary.
Some of the everyday wines I recently bought in Auchan weren’t that good (Versant Royal 2019, a Bordeaux Superior, declining, and the Pierre Chanau Cotes du Rhone Vieilles Vignes 2020 too green and raw), but their range is still quite reliable. I enjoyed this Macon, too. Burgundy wines are hardly as cheap as this nowadays, yet it’s far better than just acceptable.
I have probably written this many times, but again, Bordeaux is one of the best wine regions offering great value reds. Probably it’s the best, considering the volume of these wines and also the reliability – I’m rarely disappointed. This Chateau Haut Redon is proving the point.
As a winelover you won’t often find a Hungarian red for 1100 HUF or 3 Euros which is worth drinking. But the Csányi Shiraz is an exception, it always delivers, and the 2021 vintage is no exception. Continue reading →