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Balazs New Hungarian Round Oak Cask - 20HL (528 gal, 17 BBL)
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Balazs New Hungarian Round Oak Cask - 20HL (528 gal, 17 BBL)

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High quality oval cask, or foeder, used to age wine without the oak impact experienced in a 225L barrel. Horizontal design is ideal for aging fruit foward reds as well as select white wines.  Also perfect for barrel fermented whites. 

Balazs Barrels is a long-trusted brand of Hungarian oak barrels coopered by the famous Balazs Nagy.  These barrels are equal to or better in quality to French Oak barrels but available at a fraction of the cost of their more famous counterparts. Renowned for respecting fruit, Hungarian barrels offer winemakers a great option to impact the mouthfeel, structure and flavor of wine without stepping on the terroir of your grapes. We started working with Balazs Barrels in 2005 and have a long history with this top quality cooperage.  

As many know, the best source of wood for barrels is the oak grown in the territory of old-time Hungary, known as Slavonian Oak. This rare, high-quality oak can be found in the Zemplén Mountains and in the Tokaj oak woods. The specific type of oak in those territories is the Quercus Petrea, which is characterized by dense, hard structure combined with extra flavor. Forestry workers look after these forests with considerable expertise, and the forest density ratio in Hungary is 20–24%, with selective logging taking place between November and April.

Looking for a different shape or size?  Larger Balaz barrels of all sizes can be special ordered and delivered on our next container.  Ask to speak with Keith Klingler, our Balazs Barrel specialist.  

  • 20HL (528 gal, 17 BBL)
  • Length - 63"
  • Head Diameter - 53.2"
  • Abdomen Diameter - 61.5"
  • Empty Weight - 1124 lbs


Item # OAK7520
Weight 130 LBS
OptionsMedium Toast
AvailabilityIn Stock