Budapest Daily Review

Szászi in hell (a quick note from Il Terzo Cerchio)

Posted in Szászi Pince by admin on the October 19th, 2009

I used to go to Il Terzo Cerchio a lot, until I discovered the much closer late  Ristorante Da Vally and Donatella’s Kitchen’s pizzas (they’re not in the same league, but all very good and ran by Italians). I returned a couple of times and never left disappointed. The house’s wine was always good. This time it was a forgottable Montepulciano D’Abruzzo but our friend said he’d go for a white wine next so I picked Szászi’s Olaszrizling 2008, although the waiter warned me about it’s acidic character but it only confirmed my choice. The wine’s more than OK even after a full-bodied red, it’s retail price is just above HUF 1 000 (the restaurant apparently uplifts a lot) and all I remember is a lovely ripe apple nose and a firm, but pleasant palate.

I tried Kabócás (2006?) earlier this year and it was very good – although I tasted it hours afer it’d been opened. I need to try more from Szászi.