Monday, 16 May 2011

TN : Domaene Gobelsburg Rose 2010, Niederoesterreich, Austria

This wine was sealed with a screwcap.

This wine was imported by Prime Wine Sweden AB.

Colour : Pale copper/salmon

Aroma : Redcurrants, strawberry, vanilla, herbs

Taste : Redcurrants, herbs, strawberry, tangy zingy finish, spritzy

Alcohol : 12.5%

Price : 99 SEK

Mark : B-

Website : Schloss Gobelsburg

TN : Clarendelle 2010 Bordeaux Rose, Clarence Dillon Wines, Bordeaux, France

This wine is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot.

This wine was imported by Hjo Grosshandel AB.

Colour : Strawberry pink

Aroma : Jellied strawberries, raspberries, redcurrants, herbs

Taste : Redcurrants, strawberries, herbs

Alcohol : 12.5%

Price : 119 SEK

Mark : B+

Website : Clarendelle

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

TN : Couvent des Jacobins Bourgogne Blanc 2009, Louis Jadot, Burgundy, France

The grapes for this wine come from the Côte d'Or, Chalonnais and Saint Vérand.

This wine was imported by Vinunic AB.

Colour : Lemon

Aroma : Lemon, green apples, lightly buttered toast

Taste : Simple, zingy lemon, a bit too much oak, nuts, butter, green apples

Alcohol : 13%

Price : 115 SEK

Mark : C

Website : Maison Louis Jadot

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

TN : Cenit Cosecha 2007, Vina Caliterra, Caliterra Estate Vineyard, Vinedo Protio, Colchagua Valley, Chile

This was bottle number 12532. This wine is a blend of 41% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Malbec, and 20% Petit Verdot. The pH is 3.63, the total acidity is 5.71 grammes per litre (as tartaric acid), and the residual sugar is 1.60 grammes per litre.

The wine spent 18 months in oak barrels divided in 90% French and 10% American. In its first winter malolactic fermentation slowly took place before the first of five rackings in total.

The wine was imported by Philipson Soderberg AB.

Colour : Dark blackberry/red

Aroma : Blackberry, spice, plums,blackcurrant, tobacco

Taste : Blackberry, plums, spice, blueberry, liqourice and earth on finish

Alcohol : 14%

Price : 399 SEK

Mark : B

Website : Vina Caliterra

TN : Roodeberg White 2010, KWV, South Africa

This is a blend of 36% Chenin Blanc, 45% Chardonnay, 14% Sauvignon Blanc, 3.5% Viognier, 1% Semillon, and 0.5% Grenache Blanc grapes and sealed under screwcap. 55% of the blend was matured on oak for three months. The pH is 3.42, total acidity is 5.74 grammes per litre, and the residual sugar is 3.43 grammes per litre.

This wine was imported by Arvid Nordquist Vin och Sprithandel.

Colour : Pale yellow

Aroma : Buttered toast, mango, apricot, green apples, oranges

Taste : Oak, pears, mango, banana, green apple, creamy texture

Alcohol : 13.5%

Price : 79 SEK

Mark : B

Website : Roodeberg

TN : Bel Echo Sauvignon Blanc 2009, Clos Henri, Marlborough, New Zealand

Clos Henri is a vineyard development in Marlborough by Henri Bourgeois of Sancerre. The terroir is 80% Broadbridge Clay and 20% Greywacke riverbed. The planting density is 4400 vines per hectare and the yield is 7.2 tonnes per hectare or 54 hectolitres per hectare. The wine is fermented in stainless steel tanks and then aged on fine lees for six months. Lees stirring is done to stabilise the wine naturally which enables fining of the wine only once before a light filtration and then sealing under screwcap.

The Bourgeois New Zealand vineyard was christened "Clos Henri", pronounced "Klo Enrie" for two reasons; first as a homage to the patriarch of the Bourgeois family, Henri and secondly its vineyard of special terroir, or "Clos". "Clos" is an old French word, representing an ancient custom of delineating a unique vineyard site by enclosing it in a wall or barrier. The Clos Henri site, with its untouched land, three soil types and unique hillsides, is also enclosed and thus the term "Clos" is used.

This wine was imported by Philipson Soderberg AB.

Colour : Pale watery lemon

Aroma : Tropical fruits, nettles

Taste : Tropical fruits, asparagus, nettles, long zingy acidic finish

Alcohol : 14%

Price : 159 SEK

Mark : B

Website : Clos Henri Vineyard

TN : FLD Riglos Gran Corte 2008, Bodega Riglos, Finca Las Divas, Tupungato, Uco Valley, Argentina

This wine is a blend of 50% Malbec, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 10% Cabernet Franc. All of the grapes come from Finca Las Divas situated at 4000 feet above sea level. The grapes were harvested on April 29th 2008. 3824 bottles of this wine were produced. The wine spent 22 months in first use French oak barrels. The enologist was Pulqui Rodriguez Villa.

This wine was imported by Prime Wine Sweden AB.

Colour : Dark black/blackberry

Aroma : Herbs, plums, blackcurrant, spice, toast, vanilla

Taste : Dense sweet dark fruits singing high above mega toasty oak, vanilla, plums, blackberry, violets, herbs, liqourice on finish, could leave 1-2 more years for oak to mellow

Alcohol : 15%

Price : 279 SEK

Mark : A-

Website : Bodega Riglos

Monday, 2 May 2011

TN : Dr Loosen Riesling Beerenauslese 2006, Mosel, Germany

This wine was made from Riesling grapes that had been shriveled by Botrytis mold.

This wine won a Gold medal at the International Wine Challenge 2007.

Colour : Pale yellow

Aroma : Oranges, honey, barley sugar, lemon, pear

Taste : Sweet, oranges, lemon, honey, lime

Alcohol : 7%

Price : 119 (187 ml bottle)

Mark : B+

Website : Dr Loosen

TN : Dr Loosen Uerziger Wuerzgarten Riesling Spaetlese 2009, Mosel, Germany

Uerziger Wuerzgarten means "The Spice garden of Uerzig". The soils are weathered red volcanic and slate. The winemaker was Bernard Schug.

This wine was imported by VinUnic AB.

Colour : Pale watery lemon

Aroma : Honey, lemon, green apples, stone fruits

Taste : Sweet, honey, minerals, lemon, oranges, pear

Alcohol : 7.5%

Price : 199 SEK

Mark : A

Website : Dr Loosen

TN : Bolgarello Rosso Sangiovese 2009, IGT, Poggio Al Tesoro, Tuscany, Italy

This wine is a blend of 85% Sangiovese and 15% Syrah. The grapes come from Bolgheri and Maremma. The wine was bottled under screwcap.

This wine was imported by The WineAgency AB.

Colour : Black cherry

Aroma : Cherry, milk chocolate, mint, liqourice

Taste : Thin, sour cherries, cocoa powder, earthy acidic finish

Alcohol : 14%

Price : 75 SEK

Mark : D

Website : Poggio Al Tesoro