Bull's blood wines are blends, traditionally from northern Hungary.   The name comes from the dubious story that says after the locals fought off the Ottoman's, the Ottomans said the people there were drinking dark red wine made from bull's blood which gave them strength.  This made from the "500 year old" recipe as a blend of Kekfrankos, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Zweigelt.  It drank nicely especially given its $12 price tag.  Purple in color, with ruby swirls, mostly opaque and bright.  The nose is dusty with plums and black cherries.  Medium bodied.  On the palate, this has tart cherries with some underlying char.  Nice acidity.  Easy drinking.  This drinks well on its own, but will work even better with a touch of food.  A charred burger off the grill would work well.  

Grade: 
B
Score: 
87
Vintage: 
2017
Current Price: 
$8.00USD

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