Wednesday, 27 April 2011

TN : La Parrina 2009, IGT, Gancia Parrina, Maremma, Tuscany, Italy

This wine is a blend of 30% Sangiovese, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot, and 10% Syrah.

This wine was imported by Interbrands Sweden AB.

Colour : Raspberry red

Aroma : Oak, vanilla, cherries, spice, liqourice, raspberry

Taste : Burnt toast, spice, vanilla, blackberry, raspberry

Alcohol : 14%

Price : 259 SEK (3 litre bag-in-box)

Mark : C+

Website : Gancia Parrina

TN : Solosole Vermentino 2009, Poggio Al Tesoro, Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy

This wine is 100% Vermentino from a selection of Corsican Vermentino clones. The grapes come from the Sondraie vineyard located at 25 metres above sea level. The vineyard soils are deep sand, gravel, and clay. The vines were trellised to the Guyot training system.

The name Solosole means "just sunshine".

This wine was imported by The WineAgency Sweden AB.

Colour : Pale yellow

Aroma : Oranges, peach, herbs

Taste : Oranges, peach, herbs, honey

Alcohol : 13.5%

Price : 119 SEK

Mark : C

Website : Poggio Al Tesoro

Monday, 18 April 2011

TN : Bolgarello Bianco Vermentino 2010, IGT, Poggio Al Tesoro, Tuscany, Italy

This wine was sealed with a screwcap.

This wine was imported by The WineAgency Sweden AB.

Colour : Watery pale lemon

Aroma : Mandarin oranges, lemon, almonds, pear

Taste : Pear, almond, lemon, bitter finish

Alcohol : 13.5%

Price : 75 SEK

Mark : C

Website : Poggio Al Tesoro

TN : Leths Have Pink ! Zweigelt Rose Trocken Klassik 2010, Weingut Leth, Fels am Wagram, Niederoesterreich, Austria

This wine was sealed with a screwcap.

This wine was imported by Domaine Wines & Spirits AB.

Colour : Salmon pink, copper

Aroma : Vanila, strawberry, oranges

Taste : Raspberry, strawberry, vanilla, oranges, very fruity, redcurrants

Alcohol : 12%

Price : 79 SEK

Mark : B-

Website : Weingut Leth

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

TN : Louis M Martini Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2007, Napa Valley, Californina, USA

Louis M Martini built the winery in the Napa Valley in 1933.

This wine was imported by Spendrups Bryggeri AB.

Colour : Dark blackcurrant

Aroma : Burnt toast, blackcurrant, mint, tobacco

Taste : Blackcurrant, burnt toast, coffee, cinamon on finish

Alcohol : 14.5%

Price : 199 SEK

Mark : B

Website : Louis M Martini Winery

TN : Kerastis Agiorgitiko 2008, Apostolos Lykos Winery, Peloponnesos, Nemea, Greece

This wine was imported by Concealed Wines AB.

Colour : Red, blue hues

Aroma : Spice, pepper, plums

Taste : Cinamon throughout, plummy fruit, liqourice on tangy finish

Alcohol : 12.5%

Price : 89 SEK

Mark : C

Website : Apostolos Lykos Winery

Monday, 11 April 2011

TN : Antu Ninquen Mountain Vineyard Syrah 2008, Colchagua Valley, Chile

Ninquen (nin-ken) means "Plateau on a Mountain". Antu means "sun" in Mapuche or "People from the Earth" language.

The Ninquen Mountain vineyard is located in Colchagua Valley. The soil is a thin blanket of clay over decomposed rock. The trellis system used is VSP. All of the grapes were handpicked on April 18th 2008 and then subjected to a four day cold soak. The yeast used for alcoholic fermentation was PDM. Three pump overs of two minutes per ton were done each day. The total skin contact was twenty three days. The wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered. All of the wine spent 18 months in oak of which 80% was French and 20% was American. 50% of the oak was new and 50% was second use. The residual sugar is 2.98 grammes per litre, the total acidity is 5.25 grammes per litre (measured as tartaric acid) and the pH is 3.53. 3000 cases were produced.

Colour : Dark blackberry

Aroma : Blackberry, plums, tobacco, mint, milk chocolate, black pepper

Taste : Blackberry, mega tobacco on finish, plums, mint, milk chocolate

Alcohol : 14.5%

Price : 149 SEK

Mark : C

Website : Vina Ninquen

TN : Journey's End Bluegum Merlot Barrel Selection 2007, Stellenbosch, South Africa

The vineyard soils are predominantely granite with sandy top soil. 12035 vines were planted in 200 and 2001. The rootstocks used were 1010/14 and Ruggeri 140. 27.2 tons of grapes were harvested on the 26th February 2007 at an average yield of 2.4 tons per acre.

Thirty Six barrels of this wine were produced. The wine was aged for 18 months in French oak barrels with a small percentage ageing for a further time in American oak barrels. This wine won a double gold at the 2010 Michaelangelo international wine awards.

This wine was imported by Vinunic AB.

Colour : Dark red

Aroma : Dried fruits, raspberry, blackcurrant, liqourice, milk chocolate

Taste : Blackcurrant, raspberry, dried fruits, liqourice on warm finish, minerals, milk chocolate

Alcohol : 14%

Price : 155 SEK

Mark : B

Website : Journey's End Winery

Monday, 4 April 2011

TN : Chateau Desmirail 2004, Haut-Medoc, Bordeaux, France

This wine is classified 3rd Grand Cru Classe. It is a blend of 39% Merlot and 61% Cabernet Sauvignon. The vineyard consists of 30 hectares of deep quarternary gravel. The vines are planted at a density of 7600 vines per hectare. The average age of the vines is 30 years and the average yield is 45 hectolitres per hectare. All of the grapes were harvested between the 28th September and the 15th October.

Jean Desmirail founded the estate at the end of the 17th century. Chateau Desmirail is now ran by Denis Lurton who took over in 1992 at the then age of 33.

This wine was imported bhy VinUnic AB.

Colour : Red, blue and brown hues

Aroma : Cedar, blackcurrant, plums, tobacco

Taste : Cedar, tobacco, herbs, little fruit consisting of plums and blackcurrants, woody drying finish

Price : 289 SEK

Alcohol : 13%

Mark : C-

Website : Chateau Desmirail

TN : Les Lauzeraies Tavel 2010, Les Vignerons de Tavel, Cotes du Rhone, Tavel, France

This wine was sealed with a screwcap.

This wine was imported by Terrific Wines Sweden.

Colour : Raspberry pink

Aroma : Raspberry, strawberry, herbs, oranges

Taste : Raspberry, strawberry, herbs, spice, bone dry

Alcohol : 13.5%

Price : 95 SEK

Mark : C

Website : Les Vignerons de Tavel

TN : Chateau Marzy Grand Enclos de Riffat 2005, Pomerol, Bordeaux, France

This wine is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Colour : Dark red

Aroma : Plums, cedar, tobacco, blackcurrant

Taste : Horrible overwhelming stale tobacco, earthy, herbs, hints of plummy fruit, earthy, tangy finish

Alcohol : 12.5%

Price : 225 SEK

Mark : E