After a long day of happy home-schooling, I’ve got the night off tonight. Well; after cooking tea - homemade fishcakes - and doing the washing-up. Feels like a Friday night, so I’m on this special treat tonight - Mád Furmint Király Grand Cru, Tokaji Classic, 2016.
A cheap & cheerful but scrumptious dry Furmint back in the mid-90s was the first time I realised I may actually often prefer a decent white wine to a red. I remember repeatedly buying & loving it it until one day, it suddenly disappeared, never to be seen again. I’ve had a fair few relatively indifferent ones since then, but this one takes me straight back to that almost epiphanal moment. It really is a lovely wine - rich & tasty but light-footed & nimble, and just full of flavour & joy. Flowers, spring sunshine and autumnal hay. Better with food than solo, but hey, I’ll get some snacks out to keep it company. Memorable and makes you just want to keep licking your lips to savour every tiny bit of it.
I bought a bottle the other day as I’ve got a case in reserves and wanted to check how it’s going / if it might be another dry Furmint disappointment - on this evidence, I want another case or two :~}