Wine Review – J&J Eger Winery Eged Hegy Kékfrankos

J&J Eger Winery Eged Hegy Kékfrankos 2011 - Wine BottleSomewhere between a Syrah and a Cabernet Franc…

Name: J&J Eger Winery Eged Hegy Kékfrankos

Vintage: 2011

Producer: J&J Eger Winery

Region/Country: Eger, Hungary

Grape Varietal(s): Kékfrankos

Consumed: Atelier Restaurant in Ottawa

Recommended By: The restaurant sommelier, Gabriel

Cost: Unknown

Bottle Presentation: Classy modern

Appearance: Dark ruby red

Nose: Cigar box, vanilla, and leather

Taste: Herbaceous, spices, minerality

Finish: A long, pleasant, and balanced finish

Overall Impression: An interesting varietal, somewhere between a Syrah and a Cabernet Franc. Of all the wines tasted during a 12-course meal, this one stood out in a delightful way. This wine paired well with duck and fennel, but it would work equally well with an assortment of cheeses.

Rating (from 70 to 100): 88/100

Value: n/a

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