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Vincze Béla, Eger

text and photographs © 2008 Tom Cannavan

These notes accompany our in-depth feature on Eger, Hungary.

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Vincze Béla Arcanum Cabernet Franc 2005
Lovely Cabernet Franc nose, with fine black fruit, a refined Sandalwood character and all sorts of garrigue-like notes. Particularly sweet, fat, ripe blackcurrant fruit and very ripe tannins. Fine, long and a terrific wine 91/100.

Vincze Béla Cabernet Sauvignon 2002
Quite a mineral nose, with a touch of sulphury quality, but also a little bit underripe perhaps. On the palate fairly lean, certainly lacking the flesh and ripeness of the Cabernet Franc. Good structure through, and the juicy tannins do add a defining edge. Growing on me a little but needs just a little more ripeness of fruit. 88/100

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