The two best Hungarian reds according to Andreas Larsson
Did you know that the extension ‘wine’ can also be added to your domains nowadays? Get rid of the boring .com or .org, isn’t it cooler to have .wine? Well, the Swedish wine expert, world champion sommelier’s website has the cool extension, and it tells a lot about the devotion of the owner. Andreas Larsson of Tasted. wine believes that ‘Evaluate a wine is something very subjective and every palate is different. Perfection is something very personal, that’s why I rarely give a 100 Point score. And in the end the comment is more important. That’s also the reason I like to follow a wine several times, particularly during its first 2-3 years when it often changes the most and the consumer needs guidance.’ During the past years he has tasted several Hungarian wines, and if you check his chart with the top scores, you will see that most wines are those noble sweet wines from Tokaj. The red wines with the top scores have 93 scores, and these are the following ones:
NJK 2011, Kovács Nimród Winery, Eger
Inky dark purple core and a lighter rim. The nose is intense and pure with fine oak, floral dark fruit, cassis, kirsch, tobacco and fine spices. The palate has an excellent bite with fine proportions, polished tannin, a fresh acidity, layers of floral dark fruit and crème de cassis, and a lingering and nuanced finish. Very good.
Trinitás 2016, Heumann Winery, Villány
Intense dark purple colour. The nose starts with some new oak and toast paired with ripe black fruit, cassis, plum, tobacco and fine spices. Very good grip on the palate, dense but fresh dark fruit with pepper, clove, fine wood and tobacco notes, young but ripe tannin with a long and layered finish. Nicely done.