That’s Not Tokaji

Torley Gruner
Oh FFS!  Another middle of the road, boring white wine.  Still it was only a fiver so I shouldn’t expect mermaids, unicorns and leprechauns offering me pots of gold should I?

I bought this because a man in a wine shop told me I’d probably like the Grüner that the Hungarians are making, and because I’m a sucker for anything Hungarian since my parents lived there for 9 years.  And yes, I have stood atop Gellért Hill and been to tühe grotto chapel they talk about on the back label.

If you like your white wine a bit softer in acid, a bit more mellow in flavour, and a bit more rounded on the palate than a Marlborough Sav this will be right up your street.  It’s just not my street.  Don’t get me wrong, there is absolutely nothing wrong with this wine.  But as I said, “Not my street. Not my thing.”

Gellért Hill Grüner Veltliner by Törley is available in the UK in Tesco.

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