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

Mineral almost medicinal nose, fragrant and floral, quince notes hinting at bitterness to come. Medium weight, stone fruit, fair acidity, subtle grip, needs food to shine.

Peter McCombie MW 2015

Fanni Rozé

Clean, fresh, more savoury and vegetal than really fruity, with some minerality; medium weight, moderately fruity, soft but dry, easy drinking, subtle spice over green stone fruit. Nice without being wild.

Peter McCombie MW 2016

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. Very approachable, but has plenty of life left.

Peter McCombie MW 2013

Bock Cuvée

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

Peter McCombie MW 2013

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

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