Hungary

In Praise of Furmint, the Hungarian ‘Jewell in the Crown’

I was recently invited courtesy of Brian Elliot’s Midweek Wines to the ‘Wines of Hungary’ Furmint tasting in London where I was treated to an array of sublime white wines, from bone dry with citrus and zingy minerality, to wines which were a little more intensely oaky including tropical flavours and of course their flagship sweet but still incredibly fresh tasting Tokaji. It’s true to say that I was suitably [……]

Tempus & Lisboa
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Tale of two reds

A double review this time, two reds and a real contrast in styles, one a light Cabernet Sauvignon from south-east Australia and the other a heavier but silky Portuguese blend of Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Syrah and Alicante Bouschet. Tempus Two – Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 This surprised me, mainly because I didn’t expect it to be a light as it was. Initially very tart with its bright acidity and vibrant [……]