Friday, 30 November 2012

TN : Waldschütz Grüner Veltliner Aturo Reserve 2011, Weingut Waldschütz, Kamptal DAC, Austria

This wine was sealed with a screwcap.

This wine was imported by Heba Food & Beverages AB.

Colour : Watery yellow

Aroma : Pear, peach, minerals

Taste : Pears, stone fruits, mandarin oranges, minerals on a spicy finish

Alcohol : 13%

Price : 119 SEK

Systembolaget Number : 95291

Mark : B

Website :  Weingut Waldschütz

Thursday, 29 November 2012

TN : Pannobile 2009, Weingut Gernot and Heike Heinrich, Burgenland, Austria

 This wine is a blend of 65% Zweigelt and 35% Blaufränkisch.

The vines used to harvest the grapes for this wine are 10 to35 years-old. The vines are situated in vineyard sites on the southern slopes of the Parndorfer Platte; including Salzberg, Gabarinze, Unterberg, Altenberg, Kurzberg, Kaiserberg and Alter Aussatz.

All the grapes were harvested by hand from mid-September to the beginning of October 2009. Following careful selection in the vineyards and again on the winery sorting belt, processing took place according to the gravity principle without pumps. Spontaneous fermentation was in steel tanks and wooden fermentation vats between 28 to 32°C. After stirring via the Pulsair system as well as by hand, there was 3 to 4 weeks of maceration followed by malolactic fermentation. The wine was matured for twenty months in 226 litre and 500 litre oak barrels.The wine was bottled and sealed with glass closures at the end of August 2011.

This wine was imported by Gullberg by Stockwine AB.

Colour : Dark red/cherry

Aroma : Liqourice, spice, cherries, blackberry

Taste : Concentrated plums, blackberries, cherries, spice, liqourice on finish

Alcohol : 13%

Price : 270 SEK

Systembolaget Number : 98138

Mark : B-

Website : Weingut Gernot and Heike Heinrich
Website : Pannobile

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

TN : Vulcano 2008, Weingut Hans Igler, Burgenland, Austria

This wine is a blend of 55% Blaufraenkisch, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Zweigelt, and 105 Merlot.

This wine was imported by A Wendler Försäljnings AB.

Colour : Red

Aroma : Green herbs, oak, dark berries

Taste : Dark berries, spice, green herbs, oak

Price : 239 SEK

Systembolaget Number : 96016

Mark : C+

Website : Weingut Hans Igler

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

TN : Nativa Single Vineyard Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon Carmenere, 2010, Nativa Eco Wines, Rapel Valley, Chile

This wine is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Carmenere. The wine is made from certified (IMO Switzerland) organically grown grapes. This wine spent one year in French oak. The winemaker was Felipe Ramirez who studied in Chile at the Pontificia Universidad Católica and later did a two year post graduate study program at the l’Ecole Nationale Superieure Agronomique de Montpellier (ENSAM) jointly carried out in Montpellier and Bordeaux. Nativa was born in 1995 as a part of Viña Carmen. In 2009, the Nativa Eco Wines company was created and it became a part of the Santa Rita Group portfolio.

This wine was imported by VinUnic AB.

Colour : Dark blackberry

Aroma : Green pepper, oak, toast, blackcurrant, coffee

Taste : Overwhelming oak and burnt toast, green pepper, blackberry and blackcurrant, coffee on finish

Alcohol : 14%

Price : 129 SEK

Systembolaget Number : 6268

Mark : C

Website : Nativa Eco Wines

Monday, 26 November 2012

TN : Vergelegen G.V.B Red 2005, Stellenbosch, South Africa

This wine is a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, and 9% Cabernet Franc. This wine was matured new oak barriques for one year and ten months.

Vergelegen mean "situated far away".

This wine was imported by VinUnic AB.

Colour : Dark purple/red

Aroma : Blackcurrant, plum, cedar, milk chocolate, tobacco

Taste : Porty feel, blackcurrant, plums, mint, oak, coffee and tobacco finish

Alcohol : 14.5%

Price : 299 SEK

Systembolaget Number : 96058

Mark : B

Website : Vergelegen Estate

Sunday, 25 November 2012

TN : Novas Gran Reserva Carmenere Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, Organic Wine, Viñedos Emiliana, Colchagua Valley, Chile

This wine was matured in 70% French oak barrels for twelve months.
Colour : Dark blackcurrant

Aroma : Mint, liqourice, tobacco, blackcurrant, blackberry, oak

Taste : Green pepper, blackcurrant, plums, tobacco, liqourice and pepper on finish

Alcohol : 14%

Price : 110 SEK

Systembolaget Number : 98052

Mark : B-

Website : Viñedos Emiliana

Friday, 23 November 2012

TN : La Passion 2009, Château Petite Boyer, Blaye, Côtes de Bordeaux, France

The winemaker was Jean-Vincent Bideau. This wine is a blend of 65% Merlot and 35% Cabernet Sauvignon.

This wine is imported by Swedish Wine Cellar AB.

Colour : Red, blue hues

Aroma : Cedar, herbs, blackcurrant, plums

Taste : Cedar, blackcurrant, plums, herbs on finish

Alcohol : 14%

Price : 99 SEK

Systembolaget Number : 90630

Mark : C

Website : Château Petite Boyer

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Book : The Drops of God New World

This book is about two people trying to guess the identity of a wine chosen by the father of one of the men. The wine is from the new world. One of the men goes to Australia in search of inspiration and the other to the Napa Valley. The tasting notes that both of them use ar eout of this world. They both picture the the wines as a being in a setting (no descriptors if fruit and oak here!). In the end they both choose Syrah as the grape but it is the experienced taster who guesses right that it is a Manfred Krankel Sina Qua Non The Inaugural Eleven Confessions 2003; the looser chooses the 2004 Glaetzer Amon-Ra Shiraz. This book is worth reading to just see the wine tasting experiences.

TN : Wolf Blass Gold Label Chardonnay 2010, Wolf Blass, Adelaide Hills, Australia

This wine was barrel fermented in a combination of seasoned and new French oak for six months. The acidity is 5.5 grammes per litre and pH is 3.38. This wine was sealed with a screwcap.

This wine was sealed with a screwcap.

Colour : Pale yellow

Aroma : Butter, toast, sweetcorn, oranges, lemon

Taste : Butter, toast, oak, pineapple, sweetcorn, oranges

Alcohol : 13.5%

Price : 129 SEK

Systembolaget Number : 94026

Mark : B-

Website : Wolf Blass

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

TN : Beaujolais Nouveau 2012, Labouré-Roi, Burgundy, France

This wine is 100% Gamay. This wine was sealed with a screwcap. There is a sticker on the bottle stating Labouré-Roi 180th Anniversary.

This wine was imported by Fondberg.

Colour : Bright raspberry

Aroma : Bubblegum, raspberry, blueberry, banana

Taste : Fruity, blueberry, raspberry, bubblegum, herbs on finish

Alcohol : 12%

Price : 69 SEK

Systembolaget Number : 95419

Mark : C+

Website : Labouré-Roi

Sunday, 18 November 2012

TN : Craggy Range Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2011, Te Muna Vineyard, Martinborough, New Zealand

"Te Muna" means "secret place". The grapes had a brix of 22.3 at harvest. The yield was 63 hectolitres per hectare. 14% of the grapes were whole cluster fermented; 86% of the grapes were destemmed. This wine was sealed with a screwcap and bottled in August 2011. The pH is 3.3, residual sugar is 3.5 grammes per litre, and the acidity is 7.3 grammes per litre.

This wine was imported by Divine AB.

Colour : Pale Yellow

Aroma : Lime, passion fruit, leafy, blackcurrant

Taste : Passion fruit, blackcurrant leaf, pear, lime, earthy finish

Alcohol : 13.5%

Price : 169 SEK

Systembolaget Number : 90181

Mark : C+

Website : Craggy Range

Saturday, 17 November 2012

TN : Fritsch Zweigelt "P" 2009, Weinbergshof Fritsch, Wagram, Niederösterreich, Austria

This wine was imported by WineWorld AB.

Colour : Dark blackberry

Aroma : Cherries, plums, spice

Taste : Plums, cherries, oak, spice, , nougat, talculm powder texture

Alcohol : 13%

Price : 215 SEK

Systembolaget Number : 73169

Mark : C+

Website : Weinbergshof Fritsch

Friday, 16 November 2012

TN : Catena Alta Cabernet Sauvignon (Row Vines) 2009, Bodega Catena Zapata, Mendoza, Argentina

This wine is a blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc. The grapes for this wine came from select rows from Lot 3 of La Piramide (50%) vineyard, at 3117 feet elevation, and Lot 3 of Domingo vineyard (50%), at 3675 feet elevation. The winemaker was Alejandro Vigil.

This wine was imported by Vinunic AB.

Colour : Dark blackcurrant

Aroma : Blackcurrant, plums, pepper, mint, oak

Taste : Blackcurrant, liqourice, pepper, mint, plums, sandalwood/oak (leave for 1-2 years for wood to integrate)

Alcohol : 14%

Price : 255 SEK

Systembolaget Number : 99084

Mark : B

Website : Bodega Catena Zapata

Thursday, 15 November 2012

TN : Crimson Pinot Noir 2010, Ata Rangi, Martinborough, New Zealand

The grapes for this wine were hand-harvested between the 25th March and 15th April 2010. The finished wine spent one year in French oak of which 25% was new. This wine was sealed with a screwcap.

This wine was imported by Gardo & Morris AB.

Colour : Red/raspberry

Aroma : Oak, strawberries, plums, spice, liqourice

Taste : Red berries, spice, liqourice

Alcohol : 13.5%

Price : 159 SEK

Systembolaget Number : 91244

Mark : C

Website : Ata Rangi
Website : Project Crimson

Monday, 12 November 2012

TN : Falernia Syrah Carmenere Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, Viña Falernia, Coquimbo Region, Chile

This wine is a blend of 60% Syrah, 30% Carmenere, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.

This wine was imported by WineWorld AB.

Colour : Dark red/blue hues

Aroma : Strawberries, raspberries, blackcurrant, herbs, white pepper

Taste : Plums, blackcurrant, herbs, liqourice, white pepper

Alcohol : 14%

Price : 199 SEK (3 litre bag-in-box)

Systembolaget Number : 6024

Mark : C+

Website : Vina Falernia

Sunday, 11 November 2012

TN : Paracombe Cabernet Franc 2008, Paracombe Premium Wines, Adelaide Hills, South Australia, Australia

This wine is made from 1983 plantings of Cabernet Franc. The vines typically yield approximately 1.5 kilogrammes of fruit each. The wine was awarded 90 points by James Halliday. This wine is sealed with a screwcap.

This wine was imported by Johan Lidby Vinhandel AB.

Colour : Dark red

Aroma : Plums, raisins, mint, milk chocolate.blackcurrant

Taste : Porty, raisiny, mint, blackcurrant, plums, blackberry, vanilla

Alcohol : 14.5%

Price : 199 SEK

Mark : C+

Website : Paracombe Wines

Saturday, 10 November 2012

TN : Leth Scheiben Grüner Veltliner 2011, Weingut Leth, Wagram, Niederösterreich, Austria

The Scheiben vineyard is located on the Wagram slope, strictly south faced at an altitude between 240 and 260 metres. The vineyard soil is pure Löss and rich in limestone. The age of vines is over 50 years. The residual sugar in the wine is 4.5 grammes per litre and the acidity is 6.0 grammes per litre.

This wine was sealed with a screwcap.

This wine was imported by Domaine Wines Sweden AB.

Colour : Pale yellow

Aroma : Spice, ginger,  peach, pear, mandarin oranges, white pepper, and honey

Taste : Pear, peach, mandarin oranges, spice, honey, white pepper on finish

Alcohol : 14%

Price : 139 SEK

Systembolaget Number : 95186

Mark : B

Website : Weingut Leth

Friday, 9 November 2012

TN : Ursprung 2010, Markus Schneider, Pfalz, Germany

This wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Portugieser, and Cabernet Mitos. This wine was imported by Bornicon & Salming.

Colour : Dark red, blue hues

Aroma : Blueberry, blackcurrant, raspberry, toast, herbs

Taste : Blueberry, raspberry, herbs, drying tannins on finish

Alcohol : 14%

Price : 119 SEK

Systembolaget Number : 72147

Mark : B

Website : Markus Schneider

Saturday, 3 November 2012

TN : M Spaetburgunder 2009, Markus Schneider, Pfalz, Germany

The grapes for this wine came from two different sites; the one is located on a plateau of lime stone soil and the other, much hotter, is sand and gravel.

This wine was imported by Bornicon & Salming.

Colour : Dark red, blue hues

Aroma : Strawberry, oak, burnt coffee, liqourice

Taste : Burnt coffee, strawberry, oak, liqourice on finish

Alcohol : 14.5%

Price : 199 SEK

Systembolaget Number : 99204

Mark : C

Website : Markus Schneider

Thursday, 1 November 2012

TN : Casa Rivas Reserva Cabernet Franc, Maipo Valley, Chile

This wine was sealed with a screwcap.

This wine was imported by Stockholm WineLab AB.

Colour : Dark red

Aroma : Blackcurrant, blackberry, mint, plums

Taste : Blackberry, blackcurrant, coffee, vanilla, cocoa powder finish

Alcohol : 14.5%

Price : 89 SEK

Systembolaget Number : 6422

Mark : C+

Website : Casa Rivas