Hungarian Awards at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2013

Photo: Decanter.com Four wines from Tokaj and one red wine from Villány won trophies in their categories at the Decanter World Wine Awards. Törley won the prestigious title of the Most Successful Hungarian Cellar.

This was the tenth Decanter World Wine Awards contest organized by the Decanter magazine. More than 14 362 samples were entered into one of the world’s largest wine contest, where 219 judges from 27 countries (among them 75 Master of Wine and 13 Master Sommelier) assessed champagnes and wines from 52 countries. In the regional contest gold-medal products from Hungary competed for the trophy of the category with entering wines into two price categories. Finally, Steven Spurrier, the head of the jury decided the trophy.

The Furmint 2011 twist-cap from the Royal Tokay Cellar won the trophy in the category of dry white wines under ₤ 15. No gold medal was offered in this category; both the MádFurmint 2012 from the Saint Thomas Cellar and the Fragrant Sparkling Wine 2012 from the Varga Cellar won silver medals. On the other hand, lots of wines won bronze medals.

The Furmint 2011 from the Dobogó Cellar won the trophy in the category of dry white wines over ₤ 15. In the category of dry Badacsonyi wine gold medals were awarded to Rajna Riesling 2011 (fantasy name: Magic Rain) of Villa Sandahl and Selected Furmint 2011 from Royal Tokay Cellar. Another wine from Villa Sandahl, the Cappuccino Oil 2011 won a silver medal. There were lots of bronze medals in this category too.

No trophy was awarded in the category of red wines under ₤ 15, most of the wines reached only to the level of bronze or recommendation.

Wines from Villány dominated the field in the category of red wines over ₤ 15: Cuvee “5” 2009 from Sauska won the trophy, whilst Nobelesse Cabernet Franc 2008 from Csaba Malatinszky won a gold medal. Two wines from the Vylyan Cellar, the Sasuska-Kadar 2011, the Kővilla Selection 2009 from the Csányi Cellar and the Mathias Cuvee 2009 from Thomas Günzer won silver medals. Reds from Szekszárd managed to win only bronze medals.

Competition was the fiercest in the category of sweet wines over ₤ 15. The “six-puttony” Saint Thomas Selected Aszu 2007 from the Royal Tokay Cellar won the trophy. In addition, the “five-puttony” Aszu 2007 from Dereszla, the “six-puttony” Aszu 2007 from Dereszla and the 3909 Late Harvest 2011 (named after the zip code of Mád) from the Saint Thomas Cellar won gold medals. In the category of sweet wines under ₤ 15, a bottle-fermented sweet champagne – Törley Tokay Doux – from the Törley Champagne Cellar won the trophy.

Regional Trophy
Dobogó Pincészet – Dobogó Furmint 2011
Royal Tokaji Pincészet – Royal Tokaji Furmint 2011
Szt. Tamás – 6P Aszú 2007
Sauska Pincészet – Cuvée 5 2009
Törley Pincészet – Törley Doux NV

Gold medals
Château Dereszla – Tokaji Aszú 5P 2007
Malatinszky Csaba – Noblesse Cabernet Franc 2008
Royal Tokaji Pincészet – Royal Tokaji Furmint Dűlőszelektált 2011
Szent Tamás Pincészet – Király Late Harvest 2011
Villa Sandahl – Magic Rain 2011

Silver medals
Béres Pincészet – Tokaji 5P Aszú 2007
Csányi Pincészet – Kővilla Válogatás Cuvée 2009
Disznókő Pincészet – Édes Szamorodni 2008
Dobogó Pincészet – Tokaji 6P Aszú 2007
Füleki Pincészet – Tokaji 6P Aszú 2007
Günzer Tamás – Mátyás 2009
Sauska Pincészet – Cuvée 105 2011
Sauska Pincészet – Kadarka 2011
Szent Tamás Pincészet – Mád Furmint 2012
Varga Pincészet – Illatos Fehér Gyöngyöző 2012
Villa Sandahl – Cappuccino Oil 2011
Vylyan Pincészet – Merlot 2009
Vylyan Pincészet – Pillangó 2009

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