Egervin 2001 Egri Bikaver ($6.99)
This dark reddish-purple wine from Hungary offers pleasant aromas of cherries, berries and spice, followed by bold flavors of mouth-filling, tart-sweet black-cherry fruit, a snap of lemony acidity, and a surprising dose of drying tannins that persist into a long finish. US Importer: Monsieur Henri Wine Co., New Orleans (Jun 28, 2004)

FOOD MATCH: A fine match with a rustic dish of homemade Italian sausage and fresh tomato sauce over spaghetti, a hearty flavor mix that helped "tame" the wine's substantial tannins.



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