In a ferment about Furmint
…by comparing it with Riesling, its ability to span the gamut of bone dry to lusciously sweet while holding on to its razor-sharp acidity; or with Chenin, as full of flavour and structure at 11.5% as it is at 15.5%; or with Chardonnay, turning out stainless-steel-fermented, youthful crispness as easily as oak-fermented, barrel-aged richness.
… Furmint has a particularly sensitive ability to transmit terroir… Having said that, what Hungary does not need to do is prove that its dry Furmint, especially from the stony, volcanic soils of Tokaj…, is capable of producing fine, layered, astonishingly complex and age worthy whites. They speak for themselves.
…It is rarely found outside of Central Europe, with just 9 ha (22 acres) in eastern Austria, about 700 ha (1,700 acres) in Slovenia and 420 ha (1, 040 acres) in Croatia where, in the latter two countries it is known as Šipon
Tamlyn Currin, February 2019
Füleky Dry Furmints
Tasting notes of Jancis Robinson (MW) following Furmint February London 2020
Füleky Furmint 2018 Tokaj 16 – Distinguished
Pure and fresh with an off-dry impression. Clean and easy with true varietal expression.Still quite fresh with true Furmint character and no heavy aged elements. For such a mature wine with real structure to it this is Very Good.