Monday, May 4, 2009

Ferenc Takler Heritage Cuvee 2003

  • Area: Hungary
  • Grape: 38% Kekfrankos, 25% Merlot, 20% Cab Sauv, 10% Cab Franc, 7% Kadarka
  • Alcohol: 14.3%
  • Rating: Black 91 Dilettante 92 Nwjr 91
Description: A powerful nose displays unusual and complex tones of cut grass, herbs, raw potato, old dust, mulberries, flowers and raisins. Thick and rich in the mouth, it attacks with dark fruit. The nose follows through on the palate with added flavors of vanilla, jam and a touch of mushroom. Soft, brooding and sensual, this exotic blend is not for the neophyte. Black said, "This wine tastes as old as Dracula." Nwjr said, "The finish will still be there tomorrow." Decant this beauty at least 35 minutes. I will most certainly pick up more of this.

Price: Drinks like $30. We paid a mere $9. I hope Takler doesn't figure out how much this wine is really worth.

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