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BOLYKI Egri Bikavér 'Bull's Blood' 2016

A classic Egri Bikavér from the Bolyki Winery, this award-winning vintage showcases an approachable side of this legendary wine.

Attractive, deep ruby colour. The spicy nose shows a core of dark stewed fruit and a hint of chocolate. Rich, chewy palate with intense black pepper spice, followed by dark cherry and blackcurrant notes and a touch of vanilla. Lively acidity, tight tannic structure, and long mineral finish.

Food Pairing

A great accompaniment to rich meat dishes such as paprikash chicken, beef stew and lamb chops, as well as traditional Hungarian classics like goulash soup. You can also pair it with some semi-hard cheese like Baracskai to bring out the best from both.

Serving temperature: 16-18°C

Expert Opinion

Oz Clarke - Wine Writer - 91 points - Decanter April 2021

This wine has the typical chewy drinkability of Eger red: dry cherry skins and cranberry, nut husk savouriness and apple pip bitterness. And is there a slight whiff of blossom?

Grape varieties: Kékfrankos (Blaufränkisch), Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Zweigelt, Blauburger, Portugieser

Soil type: Brown forest soil

Fermentation: Spontaneous, in stainless steel tank

Ageing:18 months in oak barrels

Alcohol content: 13.0%

Bottle size: 0.75l

Special feature: Vegan, unfiltered

Awards: Sommelier Wine Award 2019 - Gold Medal

Bolyki Winery, Eger - Protected Designation of Origin (PDO)

János Bolyki is a first-generation winemaker at the vanguard of a new wave of dynamic young professionals, offering a youthful take on classic Hungarian wines. In his Eger winery, located in an abandoned stone quarry with the cellars carved straight into the rock, he produces a range of red and white wines that evoke this unique terroir's character and rich minerality. For a refreshing taste of Eger, look no further than a bottle of Bolyki.