Bulls Blood (Bikavér) – Dúzsi Tamás – 2017
Premium dry red Bulls Blood cuvee from Duzsi Tamas, Szekszárd-based winemaker
There are particular rules to qualify for Bulls Blood, community brand. These also vary slightly depending on the region it is produced. Szekszárd or Eger are the only two regions Bulls Blood can be made in.
In Szekszárd, a Bikavér (Bulls Blood) has to be aged for at least one year in oak, must be made from minimum of three varieties. Kékfrankos and Kadarka must be represented in the blend with minimum of 40%, and other varieties are not allowed to be more than 10% in the blend.
Deep ruby colour. Rich black fruits on the nose, including blueberry, blackberry. Delicate bell pepper for spiciness, followed by some dark chocolate in the background for elegance and warmth. Rich on the palate with deep fruit concentration followed by some spiciness. Full bodied and pronounced, yet seductive and delightful. A touch of bell pepper and crunchy berry fruit towards the finish. True Bikavér (Bulls Blood) of Szekszárd.
Kékfrankos is providing the base of this wine with its distinctive character, followed by Kadarka contributing with its elegant tannins and fragrance, complemented by Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon for their respective depth and tannin concentration.
Excellent to consume on its own, but red meat, grilled dishes and game, or rich Hungarian dishes with paprika spices are also great choices to go with.
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