A Suckling kóstoló

Cikkek - 2019-03-29 10:22:49

Történetünk a neves amerikai borkritikussal nyolc éve kezdődött.

James Suckling és neves brit műgyűjtő barátja, Nasser David Khalili XVI. Benedek pápa angliai látogatása alkalmából két megaházasítást készített kaliforniai, mexikói, szlovén, francia, olasz és magyar borokból, egy fehéret és egy vöröset. A “One Wine One World” borok értékesítéséből származó bevétel a keresztény, zsidó és muszlim megbékélésért dolgozó ökomenikus Maimonides Alapítványt támogatta. A nagy fehér házasításban a magyar bor a miénk volt, egy tokaji furmint.

Teltek-múltak az évek, egy napon vendégségbe mentünk és ahogy kell, bort is vittünk magunkkal, fehéret Tokajból és vöröset Villányból. Suckling aznap este kóstolt először tőlünk villányi bort és azonnal jelezte, örömmel megnézné átfogóbban, hol is tartunk a két borvidéken.

Alább, a 44 bor kóstolási jegyzete következik angol eredetiben, pontszámokkal.  

Sauska Furmint 2016/ 91

"Very fresh and clean with sliced apple and pear aromas and flavors. Medium to full body. Mineral and salty. Savory. Drink now. Screw cap."

Sauska 6 p Aszú 2013 /95

"A bright and fruity white with sliced apple and lemon. Tangerine and apricot. Full body, very sweet and fresh. This has 250 grams of sugar yet it is energetic and vibrant. 3,000 bottles made. Drink now."

Sauska 6 p Aszú 2003 /95

 

"Golden color now with intense aromas of dried fruits, caramel and butterscotch. Full body, very sweet with searing acidity and an intense aftertaste of candied apples and toffee. Fantastic sweet wine that should be enjoyed by the drop. Drink now."

Sauska Merlot 2013 /95

"This is a terrific merlot that has all the character of top Pomerol and Bolgheri. Full body yet minerally and earthy with polished, velvety tannins. Very long and persistent. Just coming around now, but should be better in three or five years."

Sauska Birsalmás Furmint 2015 /94

"This is a a fantastic white with gunpowder, dried fruit and mineral. Medium to full bodied, bright acidity and a delicate, fruity finish. This single vineyard furmint shows class. Drink now."

Sauska Pinot Noir Birs 2015 /94

"This is a fantastic pinot noir with dense and beautiful fruit and lots of berry, light caramel, tea and cedar character. Full body. Long and flavorful. Great potential. Drink or hold."

Sauska Cuvée 7 Siklós 2012 /94

"This is a classy wine with dark berry, chocolate and spice. Full bodied, velvety tannins and a flavorful finish. Shows tension and focus. Very precise. Merlot with hints of cabernet franc and cabernet sauvignon. Only 20% new wood. Drink or hold."

Sauska Medve Furmint 2015 /93

"A round and rich white with dried apple and lemon character. Full and round texture. Shows the warmth and excellent position of the single vineyard. Drink now."

Sauska Aszú Essencia 2003 /93

"A viscous and dense sweet wine that shows unique aromas of mushroom, dried apricots and toffee. Full body and very thick yet fresh and vivid. Drink now."

Sauska Pinot Noir Padi, Tokaj 2013 /93

"This is a serious pinot noir with sliced strawberry, citrus and cedar character. Full body, yet bright and savory. I have never tasted a pinot from Hungary like this. Wow. Drink now or hold."

Sauska Cuvee 5 Villány 2013 /93

"A juicy and rich red with blackberry, chocolate and chili. Full body, layered and very fresh and long. A blend of merlot, cabernet franc and cabernet sauvignon. Drink now."

Sauska Pinot Noir Padi 2015 /93

"A firm and silky pinot noir with strawberry and cherry character. Hints of flowers. Full body, fine tannins and a fresh finish. Focused. 2,000 bottles made. Drink now or hold."

Sauska Cuvee 7 Siklós 2013 /92

"A nice and rich red with blackberry and chocolate character. Full body, round and velvety texture and a flavorful finish. Slightly aggressive tannin profile. A blend of merlot and cabernet franc with some local grape types. Needs a few years more."

Sauska Cuvee 11 Villány 2015 /92

"This is a very cool blend of kékfrankos, syrah, cabernet sauvignon, merlot and cabernet franc. Medium to full body, silky tannins and a flavor-intensive finish. Spicy, too. Drink or hold."

Sauska Furmint Birsalmás 2013 / 92

"A dense white with integrated fruit and phenolic tension. Full body, layered and delicious. Bright and fruity. Partial barrel fermentation and malolactic fermentation. Drink now."

Sauska Cabernet Franc 2011 / 92

"A rich and flavorful red with blackberry and blueberry character. Hints of spice and chocolate. Full and chewy. Some extraction at the end but a juicy wine. Drink now."

Sauska Cuvée 5 Villány 2009 / 92

"A dense wine with lots of richness and extraction. Full body, layered and flavorful. Spice and chocolate. A little old school now but shows heart and soul. A blend of merlot, cabernet franc and cabernet sauvignon. Drink now."

Sauska Sauvignon Blanc 2015/ 92

"A bright and fruity sauvignon blanc with a unique sliced apple and lemon rind character. Salty, too. Full body and a long finish. Drink now. Screw cap. "

Sauska Cuvée 107 Tokaj 2013 / 92

"A complex and interesting white with sliced apple and bread dough. Medium to full body. Bright acidity and a fruity finish. A blend of tokaj hárslevelű and chardonnay. Drink now."

Sauska Cuvée 107 Tokaj 2015 / 92

"A modern white with sliced cooked apple and honey character. Hints of praline. Full body, round textured and a delicious finish. Balanced and clean. A blend of tokaj hárslevelű and chardonnay. Drink now."

Sauska Cuvée 107 Tokaj 2012 / 92

"This is a dense and fruity white. Dried fruit. Full and layered. Very pretty and intense still. Reminds me of a solid Napa Valley white. Partial malolactic fermentation gives texture and freshness at the same time. A blend of tokaj hárslevelű and chardonnay. Drink now. "

Sauska Cuvée 105 Tokaj 2015 / 92

"A waxy and delicious wine with cooked apple and pear character. Some lemon. Full body, pretty density in the mid-palate and creamy texture. A blend of tokaj hárslevelű, furmint and yellow muscat. Drink now."

Sauska Syrah 2012 / 92

"This is a big and rich syrah with spice, chilli, and dark berry character. Some dark chocolate, too. Full body, round and velvety tannins and a flavorful finish. Big style but impressive. Drink now."

Sauska Syrah 2013 / 92

"This is a dense and rich syrah that resembles Barossa more than Rhone. Full body, layered and fruity with plenty of spice and dark fruits. Some bark. Drink now or hold."

Sauska Cabernet Franc 2013 / 92

"A fine-grained red with dried berry and chocolate character. Full body, pretty and fruity. Shows potential for ageing. Drink or hold."

Sauska Cuvée 11 Villány 2013 / 92

"A very spicy red with chili and dark berry. Bark undertones. Medium body, fine tannins and a fresh finish. A blend of kékfrankos, syrah, cabernet sauvignon, merlot and cabernet franc. Ageing nicely. Drink now."

Sauska Cuvée 7 Villány 2012 / 91

"A rich and flavorful red with blackberry and blueberry character. Full body, round and silky tannins and a juicy finish. Ageing well. A blend of merlot and cabernet franc. Drink or hold."

Sauska Cuvée 7 Villány 2013 / 91

"A pretty red with chocolate and currant character. Medium to full body, firm and silky tannins and a flavorful finish. A blend of cabernet sauvignon and merlot. Drink now."

Sauska Kadarka 2015 / 91

"A fun and beautiful wine with dried berry, light chocolate and dusty tannins. This is a delicious light red. Drink now."

Sauska Cuvée 105 Tokaj 2013 / 91

"This is holding on beautifully with dried lemon and apple character. Some caramel. Full body, fresh and clean. Ages well. A blend of tokaj hárslevelű, furmint and yellow muscat. Drink now."

Sauska Cuvée 113 Tokaj 2016 / 91

"A bright and fruity white with mango and pineapple character. Medium to full body. Fresh acidity and a clean finish. Salty and minerally undertone. Blend of furmint, chevalier and muscat. Drink now. Screw cap."

Sauska Cuvée 111 Tokaj 2015 / 91

"A rich and textured white with a cream and cooked apple character. Nougat. Full body, round and flavorful. Easy. Delicious finish. Drink now."

Sauska Late Harvest Cuvée  2015 / 91

"A fun sweet wine with so much grapefruit and lemon character. Medium body, sweet and creamy textured with citrusy acidity at the end. Drink now."

Sauska Cuvée 5 Villány 2012 / 91

"This is big and extracted with lots of juicy tannins. Full body and chewy tannins. A little dry but shows excellent quality. A blend of merlot, cabernet franc and cabernet sauvignon. Drink now."

Sauska Cuvée 105 Tokaj 2012 / 90

"Showing some age now with dried apple, lemon and cream. Full body, layered and easy. A blend of tokaj hárslevelű, furmint and yellow muscat. Drink now."

Sauska Kékfrankos 2015 / 90

"I like the tangy fruit with plum and cherry character. Medium to full body, light tannins and a bright finish. Drink now. Serve chilled."

Sauska Cabernet Franc 2012 / 90

"This is a big and rich red that shows lots of extraction. A little too much but the fruit is pretty and delicious. Full body, layered and juicy. Drink or hold."

Sauska Cuvée 13 Villány 2015 /90

"A very pretty and delicious young wine with blackberry and cherry character. Medium body, light tannins and a bright finish. Easy. A blend of syrah, cabernet sauvignon, merlot and cabernet franc. Drink now. Screw cap."

Sauska Birtok Hárslevelű  2014 / 89

"A dense and fruity white with some cooked apple and pear. Medium to full body, round and creamy textured. Drink now."

Sauska Rosé 2016 / 89

"A fresh and clean rosé that feels more like a light red. Medium body. Fruity and fun. A blend of kékfrankos, merlot, syrah, cabernet sauvignon and pinot noir. Drink now. Screw cap."

Sauska Pezsgő Extra Brut / 89

"A frothy and fruity white with sliced lemon, peach and apple that follow through to a full body."

Sauska Pezsgő Brut / 89

"A fruity and easy sparkling wine with sliced apple, pear and lemon. Full body, round and easy tannins and a clean finish. Lemon curd. Drink now. "

Sauska Rosé Pezsgő Extra Brut / 89

"A very fruity rosé sparkling wine with plum and strawberry character. Full body. Fruit finish. Drink now."

Sauska Chardonnay+ 2013 / 93

"This is a serious chardonnay with depth and layers showing cream and light vanilla character as well as cooked apple. Full body, round textured and very flavorful. Hay undertones and balance. Very pretty. Drink now."