Kobal

Blaufrankisch

8.9120 ratings
8.926 pro ratings
Slovenia
Blaufränkisch
Mushrooms, Pork
Top Notes For
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

9.1

Old school and very good.

Old school and very good.

Jun 18th, 2022
Daniel P. Drake

Tonight I have opened the 2016 Kobal Bläufrankisch from Slovenia. This would be my first wine from this part of the world.

On the nose there is cherry, blackberry, licorice, caramelized wood and dry soil.

On the palate I am getting sour cherry, blackberry, herbs, spice and dry soil.

This wine is medium to full bodied with medium + acidity and medium + gripping tannins that lead right to a long tart finish. A nice wine for a very young Bläufrankisch. Over time I'm sure it will fill out but I am intrigued by the tartness. We are starting another weekend so please stay safe and enjoy your weekend of wine. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Tonight I have opened the 2016 Kobal Bläufrankisch from Slovenia. This would be my first wine from this part of the world.

On the nose there is cherry, blackberry, licorice, caramelized wood and dry soil.

On the palate I am getting sour cherry, blackberry, herbs, spice and dry soil.

This wine is medium to full bodied with medium + acidity and medium + gripping tannins that lead right to a long tart finish. A nice wine for a very young Bläufrankisch. Over time I'm sure it will fill out but I am intrigued by the tartness. We are starting another weekend so please stay safe and enjoy your weekend of wine. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

3 people found it helpfulJul 28th, 2018
Fred Dex

Master Sommelier

9.0

Peppy, spicy, fun Blaüfrankisch from Slovenia! Juicy red berries, herbs, black pepper! @rxwinelab

Peppy, spicy, fun Blaüfrankisch from Slovenia! Juicy red berries, herbs, black pepper! @rxwinelab

2 people found it helpfulMay 20th, 2015
Mark Eastom

This wine rocks, so fun. Old rose petals, a little iron, cherry/boysenberry, vanilla cream, silky mouth coating body and nice acid. I really like this, need to have some food next time. Something gamy, maybe liver or duck.

This wine rocks, so fun. Old rose petals, a little iron, cherry/boysenberry, vanilla cream, silky mouth coating body and nice acid. I really like this, need to have some food next time. Something gamy, maybe liver or duck.

1 person found it helpfulJan 29th, 2020
Peter Sultan

Wanted more-needed a chill? A bit meh. Would revisit given price

Wanted more-needed a chill? A bit meh. Would revisit given price

1 person found it helpfulAug 26th, 2015
Kyle Pallischeck

Good fruit but missing the spice I want from a Blau.

Good fruit but missing the spice I want from a Blau.

Oct 12th, 2015
Phil Stice

A bit bigger and gamey-er than I'd expect.

A bit bigger and gamey-er than I'd expect.

Mar 18th, 2015
Fred Dex

Master Sommelier

8.9

Slovenian Blaufrankisch

Slovenian Blaufrankisch

Dec 6th, 2014
Jon Anderson

Deep burgundy color. Heavy cranberry nose. Disappointingly short and uninteresting finish after a tart berry palate. Could use more time.

Deep burgundy color. Heavy cranberry nose. Disappointingly short and uninteresting finish after a tart berry palate. Could use more time.

Nov 28th, 2014
Brad Ball

Sommelier/Wine Director Social Wine Bar

8.2

A bit simple and short

A bit simple and short

Nov 12th, 2014