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Dry Tokaji Furmint ‘Szent Tamas’ 2005 from Szepsy

Dry Tokaji probably doesn’t get more grown-up

Sometimes one forgets how fortunate one is. Editor Daniel pointed out this bottle of dry Tokaji in Fortnum and Mason and asked if it was worth buying as he had never tried one. “You’ve never tried dry Tokaji!” I said with such incredulity he could have just said that ex-PM Gordon Brown was a really […]

My first taste of this producer

We did have a bottle of Semillon Late Harvest from Sandalyn Wilderness Estate but it was corked. Those composite corks are a bad sign, so easy to ruin your wine if you bottle it with them. So we had to pop this to finish the night. Tokaji Aszu 6 Puttonyos 2000, Disznoko Quite a clean […]

By arse we are drinking well over this period of time

This is another good bottle in a string of good bottles since the Pinot Noir By Farr; you have no idea how such events cheer me up. If I am honest, I am pretty unwell at the moment. I am about to change medication and this might be difficult for a while. And yet, a […]


Last night’s general drinking #5

Last night we had a dinner party. Quite a bit of wine was got through. Riesling Spätlese Oberhäuser Brücke 2004, Helmut Dönnhoff Lovely fruit, quite round and ripe for a 2004. Good balancing acidity made this a very nice drink. Chardonnay Champagne 1996, Pol Roger A charming nose of bread and ripe apples. It seemed […]

It is not oxidised!

Oremus are owned by Vega Sicilia, so by rights this wine should be so oxidised it would only taste of vinegar. Luckily, Vega have not moved their love of over-oxidised wines to Hungary. Tokaji Aszu 6 Puttonyos 1999, Oremus A heady golden colour. The nose is very ripe and botrytic, but has no sign of […]