Grand Bordeaux Blend Tasting on 25 November in Budapest
Around 200 memorable wines to taste
The air of glamorous 5 star Corinthia Hotel will be filled with seductive scent of top red wines on this Saturday. Besides the 150 wines poured by the exhibitors – like Taschner from Sopron, Lajver from Szekszárd, Tűzkő from Tolna just to mention a few –, there will be a hall dedicated to around 50 flagship wines like Jammertal Cassiopeia Merlot – Cabernet Franc, Koch Premium Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 or Gere Kopar magnum. Early bird tickets are available until 3 November!
(‘bordói’ means from Bordeaux)
Time and date: 25 November, 14.00–21.00
Venue: Corinthia Hotel, Budapest, Erzsébet krt 43–47., Hungary
Tickets at the venue: 16 900 HUF / 44 euros
Early bird, pre-purchased tickets before 3 November: 13 900 HUF / 36 euros
Order your ticket here
Taschner – a one-man-show from the west
Kurt István Taschner followed his father’s path, who was a grape grower in Sopron wine region, near the Austrian border, and he made his winery well-known all over Hungary. His Irsai Olivér is usually not only the first to be released in every vintage, but it is also among the best new wines. He works with rare grapes as well, his ‘Korai Piros Veltelini’ is one of the best thirst-quenching wines. Apart from Kékfrankos, the flagship grape of Sopron, he makes red wine from Pinot Noir, Zweigelt, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. It is more than interesting to compare his Sauvignon–Franc blend with a similar blend from the south of Hungary. He is one of the very few winemakers, who bottles wines in small bottles.
Lajver – extravaganza from Szekszárd
Lajver Wine House has a wide portfolio with labels from the affordable, easy to drink wines through the exciting experimental projects (like the white Incognito from the black Kékfrankos) to the blockbuster red wines. For wine tourists the state-of-the-art winery with rooms with view of the vineyards is a must-go, and certainly the estate is the best place to taste the whole portfolio. Lajver Bordeaux blend is called Infinity, and the name reveals the rich personality of the wine: “Berries and ripe raspberries are present in a sip; elegant barrel notes, sweet spices, roasted notes, a pleasant tannin feel make it meaningful. It has strength, firmness, fruit and spice, and long-lasting flavours. Hardcover, the potential is very much in it.” Vintage 2020 received silver medal at Decanter World Wine Awards.
Tűzkő – majestic blend from the hills of Tolna
Marchese Piori Antinori’s Hungarian estate is situated in a lesser known, picturesque wine region called Tolna. The soul healing scenery is ideal from crispy white wines, fruity rosé wines and also for great red wines. The winery has recently redesigned its labels, the new labels reflect the elegance of the wines perfectly – only the label with the hoopoe bird remained unchanged for reason. The Bordeaux blend of the estate is called Tűzkő Domb (‘domb’ stands for ‘hill’, while ‘tűzkő’, the name of the estate means ‘flintstone’) a true icon. “Tűzkő Domb was crafted from a careful selection of grapes from the best vineyard parcels on the estate and is made only in exceptional vintages.“