19 Oct 2011
Bela Lugosi Malbec 2007
For most people, the name Bela Lugosi conjures up a certain image – that of Count Dracula!
In real life, Bela Lugosi was a man of charisma and distinction who had impeccable taste and a love for fine wines. With his handsome face, piercing eyes and aristocratic ways, he pioneered the horror genre and made famous the image of Dracula that most of us still associate with today. His fascinating background reads like a Hollywood movie. He was born near the legendary home of the historical count in Transylvania, became a star of the theatre in Hungary and served in the Hungarian military in World War I. Upon his arrival in this country, he came through Ellis Island and became a successful stage actor in New York, initially memorizing his lines phonetically. He soon mastered the English language and became a Broadway star in the role of Count Dracula in the stage version of Bram Stoker’s novel. In 1931, he brought the portrayal of the character that he created on the stage to the Universal film, Dracula – and the rest is history.
With Halloween fast approaching, we felt it would be appropriate to bring attention to one of the true ghouls of the big screen and a very intriguing wine. The Lugosi family, in collaboration with the Domingo Hermanos Winery in Salta, Argentina, created a limited production Malbec to commemorate and pay homage to the man and his legend. We feel privileged to be able to offer this special bottling, the 2007 Bela Lugosi Malbec, of which only 1200 numbered bottles were produced. Not only is the wine distinctive and limited, it's very good, which was verified with a recent review and 92 pt rating by Wine & Spirits Magazine. Whether you are a collector or someone who appreciates world-class wines, the 2007 Bela Lugosi Malbec is worthy of consideration. With the same spirit of distinction that Count Dracula gave to Hollywood, this wine gives to wine enthusiasts. With the reviews to back it up, this wine is a collectible in its own right.
Posted by Oliver West 00:00:00