Eged Hegy Kékfrankos

J&J Eger Winery Eged Hegy Kékfrankos 2012

J&J Eger Winery, Eger (Hungary)
Red (13.2%)
$26.95 - low inventory
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Our Notes: Only five bottles left!
Harmonious, layered, and age worthy, the wines of J&J Eger Wine Company have the potential to be legendary. Still very much in its youth, it is a deep garnet hued wine with a perfume that leaps from the glass. Complex aromas of cranberry sandalwood and rose hips contrast its not so subtle minerality. Though grown in limestone it smells of granite. Rich without being overripe, the structured and savory almost herbal nature of the variety and its fresh acidity make this wine versatile for the table as well. Pair with herbed pheasant, lamb, pungent creamy cheeses and whole grain based dishes like barley or faro. For the authentic experience try Dr. Stumpf’s recommendation of wild venison sausage.

About a previous vintage: The 2007 was Sommelier favorite from Eastern Europe Wine & Spirits MagazineIt drinks like a Rhône syrah in terms of the depth of fruit; but it feels more like Burgundy - it has that sort of texture and acidity. One of the most successful pairings we've ever done with it is a 16-hour sous vide belly crisped in skillet. It’s good with duck, too; some people even drink it with fish." —Santos Uy, somm/owner Papilles and Mignon, Los Angeles

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