2018 Szent Donát Birtok Kékfrankos Magma, Hugary, Balatonfüred-Csopak, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2018
Score: 
89
Grade: 
B+
Current Price: 
$32.00USD

This is Kekfrankos (Blaufrankish) from the northern side of Lake Balaton in Hungary.  Ruby/purple in color, mostly opaque and bright.  The nose has cherries and black cherries.  Very nice.  Nice mouthfeel/texture.  On the palate, this has nice sour cherry fruit with underlying char and minerals.  An almost seamless texture which is rare in a wine at this price point.  Good balance.  This should drink well for the next five to seven years.  I imagine this would go well with Töltött Káposzta (stuffed cabbage).  

2018 Heimann & Fiai Kékfrankos, Hungary, Szekszárdi, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2018
Score: 
87
Grade: 
B+
Current Price: 
$22.00USD

This is 100% Kekfrankos (Blaufrankisch).  Ruby in color, purple at the core, mostly opaque and bright.  The nose has sour cherries with a note of mint.  On the palate, this has chunky tannins.  Nice sour cherry fruit with tingling acidity.  Nice texture.  12% abv.  This drinks like a cru Beaujolais although it may not age quite as well.  Good value.  This will do better with food.  Drink over the next five years.  A nice match with stew/Goulash.  

2019 Péter Wetzer Kékfrankos Peti Nat, Hungary, Sopron, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2019
Score: 
85
Grade: 
B
Current Price: 
$33.00USD

This is a sparkling wine bottled with a crown cap and made from Kekfrankos (Blaufrankish).  It is unique.  On popping the top, it took a few seconds and then foam started to gush out despite making sure the wine bottle has not been shaken.  Very foamy.  It has a vibrant electric ruby color, mostly clear if a bit cloudy.  The foam is white medium sized bubbles with a slight cherry red hue.  The nose is very tight with slight strawberries.  More come out with air.  On the palate, this reminds me of Faygo Red Pop that I drank as a kid.  Others said Cherry Ne-Hi.  It is not dry but not particul

2008 Disznókő Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos, Hungary, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2008
Score: 
90
Grade: 
A-

Light golden in color.  The nose is nice with honey, ever so slight nuttiness, and some apricot.  On the palate, this is sweet.  Someone suggested "Jolly Rancher" candies and that is pretty accurate.  I might have said honeyed/sugary peaches.  There is good acidity to balance it out.  A little goes a long way.  This should last for decades to come.  

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