Balla Geza Kolna Blaufrankisch 2018
Romania / red / dry
A bright ruby color with hints of purple at the rim.
I find this wine to be extraordinarily elegant and rich on the nose. The most obvious aromas are blueberries, raspberries and violets, which come from this grape variety. Then I perceive very subtle aromas of exotic spices, vanilla and cocoa, due to aging in oak barrels.
The attack delights me with its intense fruitiness and freshness. The spices in the nose are also present on the palate and they balance perfectly with a strong acidity and soft tannins. The taste is pleasant but quite complex. The structure of the wine is robust and the finish is long and elegant. In my opinion, it is one of the best reds of Transylvania.
This wine makes me think of Romanian style rolled cabbage (sarmale), varza a la Cluj, a good Hungarian paprikas or pork sausages.
16 - 18℃
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