Heavenly Hungarian Tasting!

Hungary may not be well known for its wines, but here at Amps we are certain that is going to change very soon!

We've tasted three delicious wines from Hungary today and all three were cracking.

Tokaji Furmint 2012 - Did you know that the name Furmint is derived from 'froment', which is the Hungarian word for the wheaten colour of its wines? More commonly associated with super-sweet dessert wines, the Furmint grape in this wine, the Tokaji, certainly makes it enjoyably fruity but is a dry style. Incredibly clean and creamy on the palate with a touch of minerality. On the nose there are lovely light and delicate notes of pear and pineapple, with a slight floral touch.

Tokaji Sarga Muskotaly 2011 - This wine hits you with a huge burst of lychee on the nose, incredibly aromatic and full of fruit with a touch of rose petal. On the palate it is more mineral than the furmint, very fruity with loads going on with peachy, tropical flavours and a lingering citrus finish.

Juhasz Egri Bikaver 2009 - The only red of the three, boasting a nose of dark chocolate, fruits of the forest and hints of spice and pepper. To taste it is a big red with lots of character, soft and supple tannins with a peppery and spicy finish. Would make for a great food wine. 



We really enjoyed tasting these wines and they are now available online in our secure webstore, (click that link to visit, or any of the links on the names of the wines above to go to their pages) as well as available in our shop in the Oundle Market Place. We hope that you will give Hungarian wines a try! 

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Posted on 29/01/2014
by Rebecca
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