Tuesday, 18 February 2014

TN : Masi Corbec 2010, Tupungato, Argentina

This wine is a blend of Corvina and Malbec.

This wine was imported by Philipson Soderberg AB.

Colour : Dark red/black, blue hues

Aroma : Blackberry, oak, herbs, bkueberry, milk chocolate

Taste : Herbs, oak, blueberry, blackberry, milk chocolate

Alcohol : 14.5%

Price : 212 SEK

Systembolaget Number : 76347

Mark : C+

Website : Masi

TN : Vilafonté Series C 2010, Paarl, South Africa

This wine is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot, and 5% Malbec. The wine was matured for 22 months in 90% new French oak barrels and 12 months in bottle before release on 1st March 2013. Forty French oak barrels were produced.

This wine was imported by Amka Vinimport AB.

Colour : Dark red/blackberry

Aroma : Blackcurrant, herbs, milk chocolate, liqourice, oak, raspberry

Taste :  Tar, blackcurrant, graphite, long liqourice finish, thick mouth-coating texture (give another two years to see if the oak flavours meld)

Alcohol : 15%

Price : 375 SEK

Systembolaget Number : 91188

Mark : A-

Website : Vilafonté

Saturday, 15 February 2014

TN : Schloss Gobelsburg Grüner Veltliner Steinsetz 2012, Kamtpal Reserve, Weingut Schloss Gobelsburg, Austria

The winemaker was Micheal Moosbrugger.

This wine was imported by Prime Wine Sweden AB.

Colour : Pale lemon, green hues

Aroma : Pear, mandarin oranges, peach, white pepper

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

Alcohol : 13%

Price : 151 SEK

Systembolaget Number : 96011

Mark : B

Website : Weingut Schloss Gobelsburg

Thursday, 13 February 2014

TN : Vilafonté Series M 2009, Paarl, South Africa

This wine is 46% Malbec, 32% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 1% Cabernet Franc. The wine matured for 16 months in French oak barrels and 12 months in barrel before release in 2012. 31 barrels were produced.

This wine was imported by Amka Vinimport AB.

Colour : Dark red/blue

Aroma : Oak, plums, blackcurrant, blackberry, spice

Taste : Oak, plums, blackcurrant, violets, spice, blackberry

Alcohol : 14.5%

Price : 287 SEK

Systembolaget Number : 79476

Mark : B

Website :  Vilafonté

TN : Codice V 2012 Vermentino di Toscana, Marchesi Mazzei, Tuscany, Italy

This wine is 100% Vermentino. The total acidity is 6.10 grammes per litre. The vineyards for this wine are located at 90 metres above sea level and have a South South-Western exposure. The vineyard soils are mostly sandstone and limestone. All of the grapes were handpicked from September 6th 2012 onwards. 6,000 bottles were produced; bottled in February 2013.

This wine was imported by The WineAgency Sweden AB.

Colour : Pale lemon

Aroma : Pear, oak, herbs, peach

Taste : Pear, peach, lemon, herbs, oak

Alcohol : 13%

Price : 141 SEK

Systembolaget Number : 95338

Mark : C

Website : Marchesi Mazzei

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

TN : Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, Calistoga, Napa Valley, California, USA

The grapes for this wine were harvested between Octoner 1st and November 4th 2010. The wine is a blend of 91% Cabernet Sauvignon,7% Merlot, and 2% Cabernet Franc. The wine was barrel aged for 14 months in French and Eastern European oak (12% new). The wine was bottled in April 2012 and released in January 2013. 21,963 cases were produced.

This wine received 92 points from The Wine Advocate and 88 points from International Wine Cellar.

This wine was imported by Terrific Wines AB.

Colour : Dark red, blue hues

Aroma : Blackcurrant, coffee, mint, spice, herbs, blackberry

Taste : Blackcurrant, blackberry, oak, spice, coffee, mint, herbs

Alcohol : 13.5%

Price : 301 SEK

Systembolaget Number : 71926

Mark : B-

Website : Chateau Montelena Winery

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

TN : Anselmann Riesling Kabinett 2012, Weingut Anselmann, Pfalz, Germany

This wine was imported by Providential Wines & Spirits AB.

Colour : Pale yellow, green hues

Aroma : Oranges, lime, lemon, peach, honey

Taste : Off dry, honey, lemon, lime, peach, oranges, zingy acidic finish

Alcohol : 11.5 %

Price : 119 SEK

Systembolaget Number : 73424

Mark : B+

Website : Weingut Anselmann

TN : Château L'Hospitalet La Réserve Rouge 2011, Gérard Bertrand, Coteaux du Languedoc, La Clape, Languedoc-Roussillon, France

This wine is a blend of Syrah, Mourvèdre, and Grenache.

This wine was imported by Ward Wines AB.

Colour : Dark blackcurrant

Aroma : Blackberry, blackcurrant, herbs, white pepper

Taste : Herbs, blackberry, blackcurrant, coffee, white pepper

Alcohol : 14.5%

Price : 161 SEK

Systembolaget Number : 73142

Mark : B-

Website :  Gérard Bertrand