Had these 4 over the weekend w/ Susan:
1. RoyalTokaji Furmint Szt.Tamas (13.5%; 1909 btls; www.Royal-Tokaji.com; Wilson-Daniels/Napa) Royal Tokaji/Rakoczi/Mad 2018: Med.gold color; strong Furmint/white pepper/spicy/bit cardamon some earthy bit complex lovely perfumed nose; rather tart/tangy light earthy/dusty spicy/Furmint/white pepper slight cardamon bit dusty/OV some rich/lush bit metallic/tangy bit austere quite dry flavor; very long/lingering strong Furmint/white pepper/spicy light earthy finish; speaks a lot of Tokaji; richer & more lush than most dry Furmints; quite an interesting rendition of Furmint. $36.00 (KK)
2. Wieninger Wiener DAC: Gemischter Satz (12.5%; Trocken; Winebow/NY) Weingut Wieninger/Wien 2019: Med.gold color w/ tiny bubbles coating the sides of the glass; lovely very perfumed spicy/GV/white pepper rather floral/carnations some mineral/chalky fairly complex beautiful aromatic nose; lightly tart/tangy some mineral/chalky/stony very strong floral/gardenias/GV/white pepper some R/mango/pineapple quite rich/lush slight steely rather complex bit perfumed talc beautiful flavor; very long/lingering quite spicy/flora/GV/white pepper/R/mango light mineral/chalky rather rich/lush quite complex balanced finish; this is a beautiful Austrian white speaking of GV & R that has really improved over the last year; a steal at $23.00 (SFW&S)
3. Georgas Family Savatiano Black Label Single Vnyd PGI: Attiki (13%; www.GeoWines.Gr; Eklektikon/Wilmington/DE; Certified Organcic) Spata Attica 2019: Deep golden/bit burnished bronze color; fairly strong VM/skin-contact/resiny rather earthy/bit nutty/oxidative/rustic slight appley/apple peel/cidery rather interesting unusual nose; soft rather tangy/metallic rather VM/vey resiny/skin-contact/phenolic bit oxidative/nutty some earthy/stony little fruit flavor w/ light tannic bite; long bit tannic/bitey fairly VM/resiny/phenolic bit oxidative/nutty slightly bitter little fruit finish w/ slight tannic bite; dominated by the VM/resiny character; a rather interesting VM/phenolic white. $26.00 (SFW&S)
4. DueTerre Wines Frappato IGT: Terre Siciliane (13%; Girasole Imprts/San Jose) Alcamo 2019: MKed.dark color; strong very fragrant strawberry/blackberry some Pinotish some toasty/oak slight Dolcetto-like quite attractive high-toned nose; fairly tart/tangy bit metallic Pinot-like cherry/strawberry some earthy/loamy bit rustic some complex flavor w/ light bitey tannins; very long bright/cherry/strawberry/Pinotish slight earthy/rustic rather high-toned finish w/ light tannins; can use another yr or two; lacks the earthy/loamy/rustic character of most Sicilian reds; fairly classic expression of Frappato. $20.00 (Prima)
More vracacine from TheBloodyPulpit:
1. Savatiano is the most widely planted white grape in Greece and plays a leading role in their production of Retsina. This producer, new to me, is a natural wine producer. Yet the wine was perfectly clean & showed no natty character whatsoever. They also make a Retsina which I am now tempted to try.

Edited by TomHill (07-24-2022 14:44:16)