Takler Trio Szekszárdi Cuvée, 2007, Hungary
Yes, yes, I know this is supposed to be ‘Spring Whites’ month, but I couldn’t resist adding a review of this delicious Hungarian wine that I stumbled upon recently.
I have to start off by saying the Takler winery really outdid themselves, as this red put the true meaning in the wine descriptive ‘complex’. The Trio is a combination of three varietals; Gamay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot, and even if these varietals on their own are not your thing, you will still (I guarantee it) enjoy this.
The Takler Trio’s handling, after about two hours of breathing time, was unbeatable, and the palate was in for surprise yet still, sip after sip. It is a smooth wine, with a great finish and one I would serve at events with varying palates, if decanted in a timely manner. Although some casual wine drinkers may look at the time for decanting and steer away from this wine, I would urge them to be patient, because what comes after is truly a delight.
While drinking this wine you may encounter hints of spice and blueberry, which turn out to be a wonderful combination.
This wine retails at the LCBO for $14.95 and can be found in the vintages section
Score – 4/5