A serious Hungarian Chardonnay from Grof Buttler

I’m off to Hungary next week, so I thought this would be an appropriate time to blog about this rather stylish Hungarian Chardonnay. It’s from Grof Buttler, a producer I know little about, but which I’d like to know better. They are based in Eger, and their currently unreconstructed website is here.

Gróf Buttler Chardonnay 2009 Eger, Hungary
14.5% alcohol. A rich, ripe expression of Chardonnay with sweet pear and white peach fruit. Broad texture and subtle toastiness, as well as a smoky, mineral edge. Ripe and warm, yet classy and restrained, showing admirable purity. Perhaps a touch alcoholic, but real class. 90/100

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