The Best Red Wine in Hungary
Like with many things in Hungary, the Top 100 wines publication has two versions. (Last week we reported the announcement of The Most Beautiful Wine Estate by a wine magazine, while two weeks ago we reported another prize with the same topic.). So this small country has two Top 100 publications, of course with many similarities. First we mention the one which was published earlier by Világgazdaság publishing house, and the chair of the panel tasting was Attila Fiáth DipWSET wine expert.
The concept is useful for the final consumer: all the tasted wines are widely available, in fact these are the most sold wines in supermarkets, hypermarkets and the most important wine stores. Therefore the list is a useful guide for wine consumers: they can easily find the listed top wines near their home, and if they agree with any of the results, they are more likely to taste others as well from the top list.
According to this list, Bock Ermitage 2015 managed to achieve the 4th position of the list, and with this result – with only Tokaji Aszú wines in front – the Villány red blend is the leading red wine. Made from grape varieties from the most beautiful vineyards in the Villány wine region, a cuvee of Merlot, Pinot Noir, Portugieser, Kékfrankos and Syrah built upon a base of Cabernet. It is matured in large oak barrels (70%) and used barrique barrels (30%) for 12 months. “A wine characterized by its medium dark intensity and colour verging on the garnet-red paired with lightly spiced, red-fleshed fruits. The bitterness of the sour cherry with a light chocolate aftertaste can be sensed in its flavour.”
The more Bock wines made it in the Top 100: Bock Cuvée 2015 and Cabernet Franc 2016.