Monday, May 12, 2014

Review: *** $$ Monarchia Egri Chardonnay Battonage, Eger, Hungary, 2005

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Original tasting and review : This is Monarchia Egri Chardonnay Battonage, Eger, Hungary, 2005, finished at 12.5% alcohol and first sampled nine years from vintage date.  This was aged on its lees in small French and Hungarian oak barrels.

In the glass: Medium to deep yellow.

On the nose: Poured at cellar temperature and swirled vigorously, shows bright, knotty, lemony custard notes.  From the aroma, seems like this will be quite perky despite the age.

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact honeyed, glycerin elements - almost sauterne-like in its soft mouthfeel, but still crisp and dry.  Crispy, dry butterscotch, lemon and pear as its primary flavor components.  The finish lasts through acids that sneak way up to the top of your cheeks.

In summary: Overall, rates a solid three stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale.

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