Egri Bikavér Superior, Gál Tibor
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Egri Bikavér Superior, Gál Tibor - 2019

Item # 46755 750mL
$17.96/ Single Bottle
$215.52 $193.97/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

Bikavér (Bull's Blood) is the famous red blend from the volcanic and limestone hills of Eger in north Hungary. Titi's Bikavér Superior is a legendary one: medium-bodied and very aromatic with red fruits dominating the palate. Spontaneously fermentation and then aged for 12 months in 500 L used Hungarian oak barrels.


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Staff Pick Notes

Legend has it that during the 1552 siege of Eger castle by Ottoman head-honcho Suleiman the Magnificent, defending soldiers were given delicious food and red wine rumored to contain bull’s blood, which gave them strength and firm resistance. Egir Bikavér (Bull’s Blood of Eger) was born. Centuries later Hungarian winemaker Gál Tibor Jr, son of the late and very great Gál Tibor, produces this wine with the goal to “bring back the good reputation of the Egir Bikavér." Kékfrankos (40%), Kadarka (10%), Syrah (20%), Cabernet Franc (10%), Cabernet Sauvignon (15%) and Pinot Noir (5%), which sees 12 months in Hungarian oak. The wine is crisp, spicy and vibrant, with sour red cherries, cranberries and red currant flavors. Take the bull by the horns (I had to) and enjoy this incredible value out of Hungary.

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