We started our 23rd Virtual Wine Tasting with this Furmint, a varietal I have never had before. Tasted chilled and then at room temperature, it was a completely different wine. Medium lemon color the chilled version had pear, apple, apricot, lemon and a brie-like note. The palate also included honeysuckle and lemon pith. Medium body and medium acidity led to a decent finish.
The room temperature serving was skunky on the nose- that Brie note really taking the pole position. Spices, honeysuckle, nuts, brioche and a greenness with hints of Malolactic fermentation. The palate was ‘yucky’ and flabby for me. Buttery, pithy and bitter- the lemon was evident to a degree but the wine was just too funky. I scored it a 7.5 on my VWTC scoresheet. Overall this $25 bottle got 89 points making it a 3 star wine. Drink well chilled until 2025 with seafood, Alfredo or even a grilled chilled salad. Salut….