WINE OF THE WEEK: Barta Egy Kis Furmint 2017, Tokaji, Hungary


£13.75–£13.95, The Daily Drinker and Corney & Barrow


I chose a dry Furmint as my Wine of the Week in November and make no apologies for choosing another. This cheaper one is a great introduction to a grape variety, which, as I said then, "is up there with the best". It's also timely: Furmint is being promoted in London this month by Wines of Hungary UK, under the banner Furmint February. I tasted it with a slew of other good examples at the trade tasting that kick-started proceedings last week (I've seldom been to a more popular, crowded tasting) but have chosen this one partly because I also tasted it a couple of weeks earlier and was just as taken then with its mouthwatering lime-zest, quince, apple and peach flavours, stony minerality and riveting acidity. It's an ideal aperitif and also works particularly well with fish flavoured with herbs and lemon or Asian spices, other spicy dishes and salads. 12.8%.

Barta Egy Kis Furmint 2017, Tokaji, Hungary

£13.75, The Daily Drinker; £13.95, Corney & Barrow

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