Dry Furmint was probably the first really “decent” wine I started buying regularly back in my early wine days; Waitrose used to stock a really nice one at a really pretty cheap price back in the mid-90s, and I remember being transfixed as soon as I opened the first bottle. The depth of taste, the balance and that mineral thing really hit my spot.
Many more followed that year, as this was a time when our family was in high emotion & hardcore sociability mode with my dad dying with a brain tumour. I’d come back from my work in Seoul to stay here a while to be with him & them, and me & my GF at the time had various family & partners etc over at ours almost all the time for dinner & drinking & downtime etc. We were renting a strange place right in the middle-of-nowhere, spacious but simple, big kitchen, and with just a woodburner for heat, perfect for late noisy emotional nights - an intense time of our family lives that was, with some added fun as my mum & my step-mum were not, shall we say, well-inclined towards each other
That Furmint - I can’t remember the specific winery - was with us all the time, and I have very happy and nostalgic memories of this grape. I still love it now, enjoy it often, and have several cases in reserves biding their time. An incredible & consistent VFM wine to my tastes & thinking, I must say.
I’m actually popping into HQ in Stevenage shortly this arvo to see if they’ve got any of the Marty McFly ones on the shelves, so I’ll keep a lookout for this one too; though both probably unlikely to be on display I’d imagine. I foresee an order or three coming on :~}