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2012 Blauberger Egri Historia, Korona

2012 Blauberger Egri Historia, Korona
ref. KORO120 OCT15

Wine Variety: This is relatively recent Austrian crossing of Blauer Portugieser and Blaufrankisch created by Fritz Zweigelt. Like a great many of the world's grapes, it can count Gouais Blanc among its antecedents.

Wine Region: Eger is a region in north-east Hungary named for a local town. The town was besieged by Ottoman Turks in the 16th century: invaders who believed that the town's defenders had been drinking the blood of bulls, such was the staining of their faces and clothing. In fact, they had been fortifying themselves rather messily with the local hooch, which came to be known as Egri Bikaver: Bull's Blood. 

Wine Producer: The Korona winery is situated right in the middle of Eger and it controls some 220 hectares of vineyards, split 80:20 between red and white grapes. 

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Style
Style:
Red - medium-bodied
  Grape Variety
Grape Variety:
Blauburger
  Producer
Producer:
Korona
  Serving Temperature
Serving Temperature:
15°C
Alcohol Content
Alcohol Content:
12.5%
  Country
Country:
Hungary
  Appellation
Appellation:
not specified
  Drink By Date
Drink By:
2017
Bottle Size
Bottle Size:
75cl
  Region
Region:
Eger
  Colour
Colour:
Still Red
  Food
Food:
  • Beef
  • Duck
  • Lamb
  • Pasta
  • Pork
  • Vegetables

wine tasting notesTasting Notes:

Very nice mid-tomato red. The nose has a sweetness of ripe red fruits: cherry and plum with hints of strawberry, all sprinkled with dark spices. I find something rather darker, too: an almost cassis-like classiness adding a floral aspect. The other thing I can detect on the nose is a tad of sulphur; it’s not bothering me too much, but is present. As it breathes, it becomes more complex and a sweet nut paste scent emerges, plus something akin to unsmoked pipe tobacco. This is very much a medium weight wine in the mouth. There’s quite a suave smoothness to the fruit in the first half of the palate, an aspect perhaps imparted by the time it has spent in bottle. In the second half, tobacco flavours rise along with the wine’s structure, composed of piquant, quite peppery tannins and really juicy acidity. Long. The final thrust is architectural. Flavours throughout are of domestic fruits, red and black.

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Grape Variety
Grape Variety:
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  Style
Style:
Red - medium-bodied
Country
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  Alcohol Content
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Region
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  Serving Temperature
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  Drink By Date
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Colour
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Still Red
  Food
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  • Pasta
  • Vegetables
 

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