All Hungarian wines

Wine, and good wine is key to Hungary’s DNA. Tokaj (sweet and dry wines) continue to lead the march on to global wine list, with more than 20 percent of Michelin-starred restaurants in the USA and UK now listing wines from Hungary’s only world-famous region. A set of new regulations is in place to enhance quality further - as is a marketing programme. But, it’s not just about Tokaji. Hungary is increasingly gaining overdue recognition for a full range of wines from inexpensive, reliable whites to serious dry whites and reds.

Nyakas Budai Sauvignon Blanc 2014
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Light-bodied white wine

Complex floral and fruity aroma with mineral notes, elderflower, green apple, goosberry and freshly cut grass.

Food pairing: with spicy starters, salmon, creamy sauces, or goats cheese

Wine style:
Alcohol:
12%
£7.00

Was £11.45

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Gere Portugieser 2014
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Light-bodied red wine

The typical variety of Villány wine region. Smooth, silky and really fruity red wine in which the primary nose and aroma of the grape dominate. Easily drinkable, fresh, pleasant red wine. Do not age it for long time since it is best to drink fresh.

Light, 'new-wine' characteristic. Fruitiness with strawberry and sweet flavours. In the sip freshness, lightness and youthfulness appear, with fine toast aftertaste at the end. Due to the vintage, the barrel ageing was shorter this year, this way we got the usual round, light fruity characteristic, why we love Portugieser.

Food pairing: with liver, any tomato-based Italian food, any paprika-based Hungarian food (goulash, chicken paprika)

Wine style:
Alcohol:
12.00%
£7.80

Was £9.99

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Nyakas Budai Sauvignon Blanc (sweet, 0.5l) 2011
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Sweet wine

Harvested in mid-October, this sweet wine contains high natural residual sugar. Overripe apricot, citrus and honey in the nose. This wine offers good balance between acidity and fruitiness. Long ageing potential.

Food pairing: with desserts, cakes and fruits, as well as blue cheese

Wine style:
Alcohol:
12%
£8.00

Was £12.25

Stock: 26
Vylyan Montenuovo 2009
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Full-bodied premium red wine

Noble like Prince Nandor Montenuovo who owned parts of the Vylyan vineyards at the beginning of the 20th century. It’s a well balanced blend of cabernet franc, merlot, syrah and zweigelt, a golden mean between the full-bodied and the lively-fruity styles. It’s warm scent and luscious aroma is filled with bright rich fruitiness complemented with hints of spices like roasted notes, cocoa and punch.

Food pairing: Due to its complexity it goes well with a wine range of food like barbecue, lamb, duck or pork dishes.

Wine style:
Alcohol:
14.37%
£10.50

Was £16.25

Stock: 25
Bock Ermitage 2012
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Average: 5 (1 vote)

Medium-bodied red wine

The winery’s most popular wine. Made from 7 different 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.

Food pairing: beef liver

Wine style:
Alcohol:
13.12%
£10.90

Was £17.95

Stock: 1
Vylyan Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
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Full-bodied premium red wine

Ripe fruits (mulberry, prune, and cassis) and spices (cocoa, aniseed and tobacco) unfold in its warm scent. The sip is round, the tannins beautifully fit the sturdy structure. Its deep world leaves its mark in the long lasting finish too.

Food pairing: with heavy roasts, steaks and red meat of venison and other game

Wine style:
Alcohol:
14.40%
£11.00

Was £16.95

Stock: 25
Vylyan Cabernet Franc 2011
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Full-bodied premium red wine

The 2011 Franc is rich, with typical varietal characters in which you find vivid, meaty, dark fruitiness and fragrant spices (chocolate, salty caramel, eucalyptus).  It is a well-poised, delicate and refreshing wine with firm acidity, velvety tannins and nice balance.

Food pairing: with game dishes, stews, steak

Wine style:
Alcohol:
15.10%
£12.20

Was £16.95

Stock: 10
Chateau Dereszla Tokaji Aszú 5 puttonyos 2008
Decanter 2014 gold
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Average: 5 (1 vote)

Premium sweet/dessert wine

Very good balance and complexity to this sweet wine. Deep, roasted fruit notes are complemented by lively fresh apricot and quince. The wine is luscious yet sprightly with a beautiful blossomy scent and fresh finish. Peach and honey flux on the nose, conterbalanced by lovely earthy nuances.

Wine Spectator 2013: 93/100

Food pairing: "Foie gras recommended. Fruit desserts, cream desserts, even chocolate can be wonderful. It even works with some Chinese, though not with chilli - the spice has to be adjusted to meet the sweetness. Szechuan pepper is good. Havana cigars are splendid. So is the naked sip." - Hugh Johnson

Wine style:
Alcohol:
10.5%
£20.50

Was £23.89

Stock: 16