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Hungry for Hungarian Merlot?

If you haven’t sampled some of the Merlot coming out of Hungry now is a great time to try some before everyone discovers this awesome Merlot.

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Balatonboglari Merlot 2011 photo by Ken Burridge

Garamvari St Donatus estate

Balatonboglari Merlot 2011

Semi-sweet Merlot worth buying a case and even having it now and I would laying some down and having a bottle or two each year to see how it progresses. The wine is barrel aged and fairly sweet for a Merlot. This particular vintage has an extra smooth body with a finish that lovingly lingers on the tongue. It is a great stand-alone wine and might best be paired with fairly spicy food.

hungary_wine_regionsThe winery is located on the Southern shore of Lake Balaton.

Wine has been grown in the region since Roman times. The region was well known worldwide for producing late harvested Tokaji Aszú aka king of wines and the wine of kings. The Hungarian wine industry is quickly recovering some of its former wine glory.


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3 Responses to “Hungry for Hungarian Merlot?”

  • SUZANNE says:

    where can I buy Balatonboglari Merlot wine in Canada. Yes you are right it is a wonderful red wine. Thanks for your help. Suzanne

  • Wendy says:

    Where can I send away to buy this Balatonboglari Merlot wine.
    I live in Connecticut USA. I had tried it in Scottsdale, AZ and thought it was a great wine. I am Hungarian and have found their wines to be on the sweet side. This wine had the right balance for me.

  • Chris says:

    This is a great red wine!!!! I love it and buy it by the case. the only place I can find it is Trader Joes. I have gone several times and it is out so now I buy it by the case because I have found other wines I’ve liked at Trader Joes and they have run out of it. Very disappointing. I would be heart broken if they ever sell out of this wine!

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