Egri Bikaver


Egri Bikavér ("Bull's Blood of Eger") is Hungary's most famous red wine. It comes from the Eger wine region of northern Hungary; the Szekszárd region produces a similar wine with similar name (Szekszárdi Bikavér) but with different character. Egri Bikavér is a blend that has varied over the years, although the blend is anchored by the ancient Kadarka variety. Kadarka is believed to have arrived during the Turkish invasion of the 16th century, either by the Turks themselves or by Serbs displaced by them. It is a difficult grape to vinify, and has increasingly been replaced by Blaufränkisch, known locally as Kékfrankos. Officially Egri Bikavér must contain at least three of the following 13 grapes: Kadarka, Kékfrankos, Blauer Portugieser (Kékoportó), Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Menoire (known as Kékmedoc, or Médoc noir before), Pinot noir, Syrah, Turán, Bíborkadarka and Read more »

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  • Kadarka

    History of the grape: Kadarka is a dark-skinned, red grape that is best known as the main varietal in that Hungarian ...

  • Lemberger

      Grape: Lemberger Color: Red Synonyms: Limberger, Blaufrankisch, Kekfrankos.   Main Regions: Austri...

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  • Thanks Jon Derry for your kind words it is great to find someone else who is ... Eger is most famous for the Egri Bikaver (Bull's Blood) which originally was made in Skekszard, but the Egervin wine company somehow developed a monopoly on it.Surprisingly enough I found out last year that a lot of wineries in Eger source their grapes from Hajos-... Read More

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  • Egri Bikaver Vitavin 2008

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    light bodied, easy drinking red thats an outstanding value. soft with a little spice. makes a nice everyday wine. Read More

    Wine review by VineyardVixen


  • Egervin Red Blend Egri Bikavér Bulls Blood 2010

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    dark red color, nice red fruit on the nose....medium bodied dry red with minimal tannins but nice acidity to balance the fruit flavor Read More

    Wine review by mikespeer


  • Egri Bikaver Vitavin 2002

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    I tired vintage 2008 on 09.03.2012. Smell:at the beggining lots of roses and raspberries. After some time it develops into rose petals preserve, lilies, maybe blood. Very nice smell!Taste: spicy and sharp. Medium bodied with bit of tartiness. something in the finsih that i really like but cannot name. Quite elegant. Read More

    Wine review by lucto


  • Egri Bikavér Varga Pincészet Védett Eredetü Bor 2009

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    I am a wine rookie; Look: orange to orange-browndry to bone dry but average and pleasant to crisp acidity level; middle to high tannin level, 12% alcohol, corkedPaired with:I had Austrian sausages with black bread with it; pleasant combination.Summary: the high tannin level maybe hints to immaturity, but I would not consider it uncomfortable. Read More

    Wine review by Lojay


  • Egri Bikaver Vitavin 2008

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    No written review

    Wine review by flawren


  • Egri Bikaver Vitavin 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Egri Bikaver Vitavin 2008

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    No written review

    Wine review by JSchoonhoven


  • Egri Bikaver Vitavin 2005

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    may be a good cooking wine, not to drink alone. very "acidic", not a lot of flavor Read More

    Wine review by Anna26


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