2022 is an extreme vintage in Hungary, just like in most of Europe, and it shows in the wine. Or is it the winemaking which has changed? A suggestion of whole bunch fermentation here, vegetal, stemmy aromas and austerity on the palate. They can’t hide the pretty, crunchy, primary purple fruits, the overall bistro character, but it’s just a bit unapproachable, coarse and not ready yet. It needs some time, not as enjoyable as previous vintages. 83 points. Try in 2024 or 2025.
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