When you get what you’ve expected, it can go two ways. Should you be expecting something bad – than it’s bad, but at least you cannot complain, being prepared for it. When you expect something good and it happens – it is just pure pleasure. I felt the latter tasting Dubicz’s Irsai Olivér 2016.
Let me first moan a bit about the 2016 vintage hitting the shelves so slowly. Most of the hypermarket chains, but independent retailers as well, still offer 2014 and 2015 vintages. But I am impatient on one side (I know these wines already, – next please), on the other hand the reductive aromatic varieties should be drunk while under one year of age. That’s how they surely conserve freshness. Hence, I am always explicitely looking for the latest lots. I was pleased to find Dubicz’s Irsai on the shelves.
It is to be foresaid that the above picture is a bit false as far as the colour of this wine goes. In reality it is much lighter and fragile, almost eldelflower-syrup coloured, pale straw with greenish reflexes. I have a predilection towards such colours, it suggests outstanding cleanness and elegance to me. Pouring it into the glass the interrogation starts.
Sufficiently intese, crystal clean nose. It brings primary Irsai character at first, it’s flattering muscat scent makes you salivate. So agreeable to sniff its fresh, promising scents, quite like a perfumed young blond lady! The palate repeats the succulent roundness of a typical Irsai. Some grams of residual sugar make it desirable for another sip. Good and not overdone acids (in fact it would be even more attractive with a bit higher acidity) bring in a floral touch. The rich, medium plus finish offers a hint of honey and dominates with white acacia flower. I find this wine most suitable with light desserts, such as a lemon cheescake. Easily drinks on its own, as well. Refreshing, succulent, one of a best bet. This is when one gets what one expected.
Its outstanding value for money leaves an additional good feeling in the heart and in the pocket.