2004 Riesling and 2001 field blend Rosé are still resting and aging well in the cellars. Deda Buda has been making wines in the same, minimal-intervention manner all his life. Today, he continues to sell his unlabeled, homemade wines to his longtime regular customers while also personally makes some wines and acts as a winemaking consultant for his family's official winery, called Budimir (Serbia). Legacy planning is always a tricky subject that requires long-term, strategic planning. We're glad that Budimir has it all figured out and is activating all the talents in the family.
40-year aged, home-made brandy. For someone who drinks Armagnac and Cordon Bleu, this fits my palate perfectly. I have no word, no comment, just sheer happiness. Thank you Deda Buda of @vino_budimir for sharing your masterpiece with us!
The 2009 Budimir Boje Lila is currently available on the market. During our visit, we had the chance to taste the upcoming vintages: 2011, 2012, and 2013. We find 2013 to be the closest in style to 2009 at this point--more earthy, green capsicum, sour cherry, and white pepper notes. 2012 is currently exhibiting a hint of tertiary characteristics, like beef broth and leather. The structure is precise and the tannins are young and grippy. 2011 is a surprise because, for the first time, we find a Prokupac wine to be Nebbiolo-esque. The flavor profile is dominated by rose, sour cherry, and hazelnut. The zippy acidity makes it all the more Italian-like. Definitely lots of potential for further aging but also a great pleasure when consumed now.