Bock

Bock Wine Estate

The Winery

József Bock is a solidly built, jovial man who was one of the pioneers of the resurgence of Villányi wines. The Bock range of wines includes a number of authentic expressions of Hungarian varietals like Hárslevelű, Kadarka and Kekfrankos and a savoury single vineyard Syrah, but the real excitement comes at the top end of the range. Here are ultra premium wines made from the Bordeaux grapes Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, both as varietals and blends. Bock places special emphasis on vineyard site. The top wines tend to be picked late, sometimes into early November, resulting in are powerful wines that sometimes have more in common with Amarone than the Medoc.

Wines

Hárslevelű

“Riper style, some florals, honeyed; medium full, a touch phenolic with balancing hint of sweetness.”

Peter McCombie MW

REDy

“Primary, fruity bit of earthy, kind of gamay like, juicy, with soft tannins. Uncomplicated, good easy drinking.”

Peter McCombie MW

Cabernet Franc

“Onion skin colour, frothy; crabapple, somehow autumnal. Subtle spice, dried leaf, floral notes; spritzy, fresh and lively, candied fruit – not quite showing oxidative ageing, dry, some fruity, soft fruit flavours, medium acidity.”
Peter McCombie MW (2015)

Royal Cuvée

“Ripe but gently herbal, (dried herbs), some oaky spice; good richness & power, smooth with fine tannins and some warmth.”

Peter McCombie MW

Bock Cuvée

“Medium ruby; slightly developed: slightly floral with hint of iron; fairly ripe flavours, berries, soft and round, quaffable, easy.”

Peter McCombie MW

Capella Cuvée

“Fruit seems richer and sweeter than Royal Cuvee, darker, blacker, more bramble/hedgerow, moderate firmness, solid, ripe, with fine tannins. Very good.”

Peter McCombie MW (2008)

Kadarka

“Pale, slightly dusty herbaceousness, juicy, peppery, light weight fruit, easy, fresh summer drinking”
Peter McCombie MW

Kadarka Siller

“Medium red / pink; red fruits, red currant some gentle crunch, soft fruity, delicious summery drinking.”

Peter McCombie MW (2017)

Syrah

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