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2013 Kadarka, Egri Korona Borhaz

2013 Kadarka, Egri Korona Borhaz
ref. BORH130 SEP16

Wine Variety: Kadarka is considered locally to be indigenous to Bulgaria, yet the Romanians also claim it. Yet other theories suggest that it might originally have been imported from the Balkan states. The truth is in there somewhere! Recent developments with Kadarka clones are surmounting cultivation weaknesses in the grape, thus it is likely to become more popular with wine growers in future. Kadarka is one of the varieties that go into the Hungarian blend known as Bull's Blood. It is also important in the vineyards of Albania.

Wine Region: Eger is a town and wine region in north-east Hungary. One of Eger's claims to fame is the production of the Bull's Blood, a wine that has its origins in the 16th century and a Turkish siege of Eger town. The town's inhabitants thoroughly fortified themselves with the local wine, turning their beards red, leading the Turks to retreat in fear that they were dealing with drinkers of bulls' blood.

Wine Producer: Egri Korona Borhaz is clearly a modern winery, with some 270 hectares of land under vine. However, their website is not especially forthcoming and with the importer being a one-man-band and currently on holiday, I am struggling to discover more...

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£13.50
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£81.00
Style
Style:
Red - medium-bodied
  Grape Variety
Grape Variety:
Kadarka
  Producer
Producer:
Egri Korona Borhaz
  Serving Temperature
Serving Temperature:
14°C
Alcohol Content
Alcohol Content:
12.5%
  Country
Country:
Hungary
  Appellation
Appellation:
not specified
  Drink By Date
Drink By:
2018
Bottle Size
Bottle Size:
75cl
  Region
Region:
Eger
  Colour
Colour:
Still Red
  Food
Food:
  • Canapés
  • Chicken
  • Duck
  • Lamb
  • Pasta
  • Pork
  • Vegetables

wine tasting notesTasting Notes:

Not a wine of great depth of colour in the glass. Take a sniff and one encounters very lovely aromas that have some richness and breadth and I wondered whether this might have been the result of some wood ageing. There are wisps of smoke and spice and, perhaps, the merest whiff of chocolate. The palate has a fine balance between freshness and smoothness of texture, through which comes a fresh uplift of fresh minerality. Try it chilled if you dare!

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

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