Category Archives: Hungary

Top 100 Wines of 2018 – James Melendez

The great race to name the top 100 wines is like Christmas/winter holiday retailers putting out their assortments earlier year over year.  So too is James Suckling on November 5, 2018 and Wine Spectator November 19, 2018.  Next year I … Continue reading

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Top 50 Under Realised Wine Regions/Countries in the World – James Melendez

There are so many wine regions on the planet and many that are either rarely found at wine retailer or a restaurant wine list.  I wanted to create this wine list because there are so many wine countries that are … Continue reading

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Kovács Nimród NJK Nagy-Eged Grand Cru 2009 – 93 Points – James Melendez

I loved my Hungarian experience last year.  I call my journey’s ‘foot-on-ground’  While I explored Budapest–I didn’t get to explore it all.  There are still things I need to do on my next visits.  Budapest is both a place that … Continue reading

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Taste Hungary – A Great Destination for Excellence in Hungarian Food & Wine in Budapest – James Melendez

  I was recently in Budapest. I used Vienna as my base—I didn’t want to tote around my super heavy luggage piece. But I decided to spend the day in Budapest—I should have left much earlier and left later. I … Continue reading

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Bott Wine: Excellence of a Tokaj Hungary Wine Producer – James Melendez

I wanted to release this article sooner but a large part of this year I was studying cultivars and since I couldn’t download a table of all wine grape cultivars I had to create my own.  This endeavor took a … Continue reading

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Pfneiszl Sopron Kekfrancos 2009 – 9.1 – James Melendez

Black cherry, fennel, chile Ancho. Scent of rose petals and cedar box. Importer: ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: © 2011 James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio Meléndez … Continue reading

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Eszterbauer Nagyapám Szekszárdi Kadarka – 2009 – 9.0 – James Melendez

Dry red wine–perfect pairing for turkey, salmon, and roasted chicken.  This wine is a 100% Kadarka.  A beautiful jewel toned wine–slightly vitreous–notes of wild cherry, Eucalyptus, pepper, chile Ancho. ¡Salud! US Importer: *** ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine reviews … Continue reading

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Patricius Tokaji Furmint – 2008 – 9.2 – James Melendez

Hungary is increasingly better known for it’s dry wines; the Furmint grape–the national white wine grape of Hungary is a stunning wine for any taste and occasion. The minerality, alcohol and acid are well balanced in this wine; presenting with … Continue reading

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Szõke Mátyás and Zoltan Matra Királyleányka – 2007 – 9.4 – James Melendez

A native grape of Hungary–don’t let the spelling or pronouncation get in the way of enjoying a great wine–it is remarkably easy to pronounce and unbelievably easy to enjoy.  Probably a combination of two grapes  Kövérszőlő and Leányka.  this wine … Continue reading

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Pfneiszl Sopron Kékfrankos – 2007 – 8.9 – James Melendez

I think of a Kékfrankos (Blaufränkisch) as being the closest to rose petals if rose petals tasted good.  This wine has notes of seared black plum, focused spice and rose petal.  A fantastic wine that is markedly different from other … Continue reading

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