Saturday, 21 January 2012

TN : Los Vascos Rose Cabenet Sauvignon 2010, Vina Los Vascos, Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite), Colchagua Valley, Chile

This wine is a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Syrah, and 5% Malbec.

Colour : Bright strawberry pink

Aroma : Strawberry, blackcurrant, herbs

Taste : Fruity, strawberry, blackcurrant, herbs

Alcohol :  13%

Price : 98 SEK (The Wine Company, Hamburg, Germany)

Mark : C+

Website : Vina Los Vascos
Website : The Wine Company

Sunday, 15 January 2012

TN : Minuty Rose 2010, Chateau Minuty, Cotes de Provence, France

Francois Matton is in charge of the viticulture, while Jean-Etiennce Matton is responsible for the marketing and sales. Both of them join forces for the vinification of the wines of Chateau Minuty. The vineyard is situated on the slopes of the villages of Gassin and Ramatuelle, overlooking the bay of Saint-Tropez.

 This wine was imported by Ward Wines AB.

Colour : Copper

Aroma : Oranges, herbs, redcurrants

Taste : Very dry, oranges, herbs, redcurrants, pithy finish

Alcohol : 13%

Price : 99 SEK

Mark : C

Website : Chateau Minuty

TN : Anselmann Weisburgunder Spaetlese Trocken 2010, Weingut Werner Anselmann, Pfalz, Germany

This wine was sealed with a screwcap.

This wine was imported by ITM-Wine AB.

Colour : Lemon

Aroma : Lemon, honey, spice, mineral

Taste : White grapes, honey, pear, lemon, spice, orange peel

Alcohol : 13%

Price : 139 SEK

Mark : B-

Website : Weingut Anselmann

TN : Montes Alpha Pinot Noir 2008, Vina Montes, Casablanca Valley, Chile

This wine was aged in French oak for one year.

This wine was imported by Hjo Grosshandel AB.

Colour : Raspberry, blue hues

Aroma : Red fruits, spices, oak, coca cola

Taste : Very fruity, strawberry and raspberry, spicy finish, woodyness on finish

Alcohol : 14%

Price : 169 SEK

Mark : B-

Website : Vina Montes

Saturday, 7 January 2012

TN : The Prickly Pear Viognier Marsanne 2009, d'Arenberg, McLaren Vale, Australia

D'Arenberg was founded in 1912 by Joseph Osborn. Since 1984, Chester d'Arenberg Osborn has been running the winery and is also the winemaker. This wine was sealed with a screwcap.

This wine was imported by Vinovum AB.

Colour : Pale yellow

Aroma : Pear, apricot, herbs

Taste : Oily texture, apricots, pears, mango, bitter almond finish

Alcohol : 14%

Price : 99 SEK

Mark : B-

Website : d'Arenberg Wines

Sunday, 1 January 2012

TN : Termes 2008, Bodega Numanthia, Toro, Spain

This wine is 100% Tinta de Toro (Tempranillo). The winemaker was Manuel Louzada. Fermentation lasted eight days with two daily pump-overs. The grapes were 100% destemmed and the temperature was controlled between 26 and 28 degrees. The wine then underwent an extended maceration on skins for 21 days in total with light pump-overs.This wine spent 16 months in new French oak. The wine was racked every four months. The wine was bottled in June 2010. This wine received 91 points from Wine Spectator and 91 points from Tanzer's International Wine Cellar.

The Vineyards are situated in Valdefinjas and Toro at an average altitude of 700 metres. The average age of the vines was 30 years.

This wine was imported by Moet Hennessy Sverige AB.

Colour : Dark blackberry

Aroma : Blackberry, toast, vanilla, milk chocolate, plums, herbs

Taste : Blueberry, blackberry, milk chocolate, vanilla, toast, smooth tannins, herbs

Alcohol : 14.5%

Price : 179 SEK

Mark : B-

Website : Numanthia