TN: A Hungarian Furmint, Some Rioja, a Pauillac

If you ever get to try just one dry Hungarian, the 2017 Istvan Szepsy Úràgya Tokaji Furmint should be it. I kid you not. Mellowed smoothness and well-balanced palate. A treat.

As for the reds, the 1995 Muga Prado Enea Gran Reserva was on a “oooh-aaahhh this is so good” drinking zone. A memorable bottle caught in its happy stage. WOTL.

The 1996 Pichon Baron is on the cusp of a great future, making it all worth the patient cellaring in all these years. Good now, but expected to get even better in 5+ years.

2008 Lopez de Heredia Tondonia Reserva came across as very young and tight, but has all the necessities to make one good wine with 8-10 more years.

Delicious and fun Spanish-Gallegan lunch with the golf buddies and significant others at Tomiño Taberna Gallega.

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Szepsy is truly in his own class with Tokaji wines, both dry and sweet!

True. Took advantage and had sampling opportunities during a week’s visit in Hungary 2 years ago, but sadly not easy to find in this side of the pond.