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Sike Tamás Pincészete Egri Bikavér 2005

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Wine Tasting Notes Egri Bikaver uses individual grapevine grades, separately picked, in order to produce this wine according to the 500-year-old recipe. Bull's Blood contains the best features of grapes such as Kekfrankos, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Oporto. This wine embodies a harmony of tannin, velvetiness, and delicacy, along with its characteristic aroma. Serving Suggestions: Open one hour before serving; serve at 60-64 degrees F. Egri Bikaver Bull's Blood is an outstanding wine for spicy game, roasts, steaks, and other beef dishes.

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Egri Bikavér ("Bull's Blood of Eger") is Hungary's most famous red wine. It comes from the Eger wine region of northern Hungary; the Szekszárd region produces a similar wine with similar name (Szekszárdi Bikavér) but with different character. Egri Bikavér is a blend that has varied over the years, although the blend is anchored by the ancie... Read more
Egri Bikavér ("Bull's Blood of Eger") is Hungary's most famous red wine. It comes from the Eger wine region of northern Hungary; the Szekszárd region produces a similar wine with similar name (Szekszárdi Bikavér) but with different character. Egri Bikavér is a blend that has varied over the years, although the blend is anchored by the ancient Kadarka variety. Kadarka is believed to have arrived during the Turkish invasion of the 16th century, either by the Turks themselves or by Serbs displaced by them. It is a difficult grape to vinify, and has increasingly been replaced by Blaufränkisch, known locally as Kékfrankos. Officially Egri Bikavér must contain at least three of the following 13 grapes: Kadarka, Kékfrankos, Blauer Portugieser (Kékoportó), Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Menoire (known as Kékmedoc, or Médoc noir before), Pinot noir, Syrah, Turán, Bíborkadarka and the modern Austrian crossings, Blauburger and Zweigelt  Read less

Member Reviews for Sike Tamás Pincészete Egri Bikavér

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Snooth User: william344
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1.50 5
06/16/2009

Ahhh you get what you pay for. :) Very dry and acidic. Not very falvorful.


Snooth User: MatthewPhilips
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3.50 5
03/13/2010

2005 12.5% ABV Red blend 750mL $7.99 Dark garnet to dried blood red. Aromas of smoke, leather, chalk and metal with a slight hot note. Intense berries, wood and earth with a metallic finish. Sweeter mouthfeel than expected and slightly acidic.


Snooth User: eastbiz
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4.00 5
02/21/2010

Pretty good wine for the price. Much better than most of the table wines from France sold in the U.S.

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Snooth User: nicolebr1
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0.00 5
08/05/2009

nasty...!!


Snooth User: Anna26
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1.00 5
03/28/2010

may be a good cooking wine, not to drink alone. very "acidic", not a lot of flavor


Snooth User: Habanero
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3.50 5
03/21/2009

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Sike Tamás Pincészete Egri Bikavér

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Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
06/23/2009

There's nothing to fear in this bottle of Bull's Blood. Its rustic, sturdy character makes it perfect with anything grilled or (even better) spit-roasted.


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11/25/2009

Egri Bikaver Bulls Blood 2005 750ML



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Wine Tasting Notes Egri Bikaver uses individual grapevine grades, separately picked, in order to produce this wine according to the 500-year-old recipe. Bull's Blood contains the best features of grapes such as Kekfrankos, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Oporto. This wine embodies a harmony of tannin, velvetiness, and delicacy, along with its characteristic aroma. Serving Suggestions: Open one hour before serving; serve at 60-64 degrees F. Egri Bikaver Bull's Blood is an outstanding wine for spicy game, roasts, steaks, and other beef dishes.

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