Bodri Kékfrankos 2020

Bodri is one of the bigger names (and bigger producers) of Szekszárd. They had an entry level kékfrankos which often over-delivered regarding value, and I followed it through many vintages. It seems to be gone now and I guess this “Tradíció” titled one is the successor. As it turns out, it’s not just the label which has changed: it’s not the pure and bright rendition anymore.

Somewhat atypical for Szekszárd, this looks like a Villány red because of the style: oaky and dark, with the emphasis on power rather than varietal character or fruits. But it’s done well for that genre, savoury, not overextracted, has some charm. Full-bodied and structured but retains some of brightness and drinkability of kékfrankos. Smooth texture and proper concentration for an entry level wine. Good wine and I would expect it to age well. Give it air if opening. 85 points, drink now-2025. 14,5%, correct value at around 5 Euros, stockist is Source: own purchase.